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    Default Acronyms and Abbreviations

    General-
    PPD- Post partum depression
    DD- Due date
    TTYL: Talk to you later
    TTFN-Ta ta for now
    BTDT- Been there, done that
    AP: Attached parenting
    NFL: Natural family living
    NFP: Natural family planning
    NPP: Not preventing pregnancy
    BC: birth control
    OP- original poster
    OMG- Oh my gosh
    LOL- Laughing out load
    ROFL- Rolling on floor laughing
    ROFLMAO- rolling on floor laughing my arse off
    LMAO- Laughing my arse off
    TMI- too much information
    BM- breast milk
    EBF- exclusively breastfed/ breast feeding
    BCP- birth control pills
    ITA- I totally agree or in total agreement
    ETA- edited to add
    EMM- expressed mother's milk
    OALD (overactive letdown)
    EP/EPing/EPer (exclusive pumping/pumper)
    EBM (expressed breastmilk),
    NAK (nursing at keyboard)
    NIP (nursing in public)
    WTDBOAFTB (whip the darn boob out and feed the baby)
    CD- Cloth diapering
    Fluff-also used to refer to cloth diapering (I know it isn't an acronym but I swear it took me a few minutes to decipher)
    Sposies- disposable diapers (again, not an acronym, but commonly used).
    LC- Lactation consultant
    OT-off topic
    SCDYD - Stop Causing Drama You Dinkalope

    TTC
    1ww- One-week wait
    2WW: Two-week wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
    AF: Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
    BBT: Basal Body Temperature
    BD: Baby dance, sex
    BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result)
    BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result)
    CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
    CD: Cycle day
    CF: Cervical fluid
    CL: Corpus luteum
    CLC: Corpus luteum cyst
    CM: Cervical mucus
    CP: Cervical position
    CY: Cycle
    DI: Donor Insemination
    DH: spouse or significant other
    DF: Sear Fiance
    DBF-Dear Boyfriend
    FOB: Father of baby
    DPO: Days past ovulation
    DTD: Doing the dance, sex
    EW: Eggwhite (re: consistency of cervical mucus)
    FMU: First morning urine
    hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
    HSG-hysterosalginogram; die test for tube defects
    HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
    IF: Infertility
    IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
    IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
    LH: luteinizing hormone
    LMP: Last Menstrual Period
    LP: Luteal phase
    LPD: Luteal phase defect
    O: Ovulation
    OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
    PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
    S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
    SHG-Sonohysterogram; saline U/S test for uterine/tube abnormalites
    TCOYF: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
    TTC: Trying to conceive

    Loss-
    M/C: miscarriage
    BO: Blighted Ovum
    MM (or M/A, but it disturbs me) : missed miscariage, missed abortion.
    CP: chemical pregnancy

    Normal language
    BTDT - been there done that
    KWIM - know what I mean?
    YK - ya' know?
    IMO - in my opinion
    IMHO - in my honest opinion
    TIA - Thanks in advance
    WWYD - what would you do
    DH - dear husband
    DSO - dear significant other
    DF - dear fiance
    DBF - dear boyfriend
    DD - dear daughter
    DS - dear son
    DSD - dear step-daughter
    DSS - dear step-son
    FF - formula feeding
    BF - breastfeeding

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    hippiemami24 Guest

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    Thanks a bunch I feel in the loop now.

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    Default Thanks!

    Now I know what everyone's talking about!

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    Default RE

    what re stand for, ive see this a feww times,thanks.

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    "re" most likely stands for Reproductive Endocronolgist.

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    OH thanks!! im new at this !!!

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    No worries, some of the abbreviations are out there.

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    Took me a while to figure out POAS...

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    Default Mfm?

    I see this often...referring to a practioner...Maternal Fetal Midwife??? What is this?
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    What does KUP mean?!?
    I wantes a bebe!Cocoa Cake Muffin Batter HousewifePraying for MANDYM's BFPTTC: 4 months

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    YAY!!! Im so happy I found this thread I was going a little crazy trying to figure out what some of these abbreviations meant..

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    scheetz514 Guest

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    Me too. I could not figure some of these out.

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    mushroom-eater Guest

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    Whew! That's a lot of abbreviations. Anyways i'll just return to it as my dictionary when i came across on unfamiliar abbrev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhiaofthewoods View Post
    What does KUP mean?!?
    Keep us posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhiaofthewoods View Post
    Took me a while to figure out POAS...
    ??? can;t find it
    5 angels in heaven

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    RE? I see this a lot in the TTC forum. What is it?
    . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CareBearTTC View Post
    RE? I see this a lot in the TTC forum. What is it?
    nevermind, I just saw it in an earlier post. Reproductive Endochronologist.

    POAS = Pee On A Stick
    . .

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    LOL thanks for this thread, I was struggling out there!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CareBearMom View Post
    POAS = Pee On A Stick
    thanks!
    5 angels in heaven

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    What does KWIM mean?
    Me(Adriene)31,DH(Edwin)33
    Ectopic=11/00, M/C=2/06, TTC ever since
    IVF #1 (BFN)=7/09, PCOS Dx= 9/10

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    What does UC mean in Natural Births? TIA!

    Shawna(33)DH(33)DS T(13)and DD M(4) Excited about our Baby Girl due 12/31/13!!

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    Unassisted Childbirth

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    Bump
    I'm Emma (31) DH 32 TTC #1 since April 07.Nov 08 ICSI abandoned - severe OHSS.FET 2 frosties put back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful409 View Post
    What does KWIM mean?
    KWIM= Know What I Mean?


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    kim9685 Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    General-
    PPD- Post partum depression
    DD- Due date
    TTYL: Talk to you later
    TTFN-Ta ta for now
    BTDT- Been there, done that
    AP: Attached parenting
    NFL: Natural family living
    NFP: Natural family planning
    NPP: Not preventing pregnancy
    BC: birth control
    OP- original poster
    OMG- Oh my gosh
    LOL- Laughing out load
    ROFL- Rolling on floor laughing
    ROFLMAO- rolling on floor laughing my arse off
    LMAO- Laughing my arse off
    TMI- too much information
    BM- breast milk
    EBF- exclusively breastfed/ breast feeding
    BCP- birth control pills
    ITA- I totally agree or in total agreement
    ETA- edited to add
    EMM- expressed mother's milk
    OALD (overactive letdown)
    EP/EPing/EPer (exclusive pumping/pumper)
    EBM (expressed breastmilk),
    NAK (nursing at keyboard)
    NIP (nursing in public)
    WTDBOAFTB (whip the darn boob out and feed the baby)
    CD- Cloth diapering
    Fluff-also used to refer to cloth diapering (I know it isn't an acronym but I swear it took me a few minutes to decipher)
    Sposies- disposable diapers (again, not an acronym, but commonly used).
    LC- Lactation consultant
    OT-off topic
    SCDYD - Stop Causing Drama You Dinkalope

    TTC
    1ww- One-week wait
    2WW: Two-week wait (until you can take a pregnancy test)
    AF: Aunt Flo(w), your period (menses)
    BBT: Basal Body Temperature
    BD: Baby dance, sex
    BFN: Big Fat Negative (test result)
    BFP: Big Fat Positive (test result)
    CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
    CD: Cycle day
    CF: Cervical fluid
    CL: Corpus luteum
    CLC: Corpus luteum cyst
    CM: Cervical mucus
    CP: Cervical position
    CY: Cycle
    DI: Donor Insemination
    DH: spouse or significant other
    DF: Sear Fiance
    DBF-Dear Boyfriend
    FOB: Father of baby
    DPO: Days past ovulation
    DTD: Doing the dance, sex
    EW: Eggwhite (re: consistency of cervical mucus)
    FMU: First morning urine
    hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
    HSG-hysterosalginogram; die test for tube defects
    HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
    IF: Infertility
    IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
    IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
    LH: luteinizing hormone
    LMP: Last Menstrual Period
    LP: Luteal phase
    LPD: Luteal phase defect
    O: Ovulation
    OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
    PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PG: Pregnancy, pregnant
    S/A: Sperm/semen analysis
    SHG-Sonohysterogram; saline U/S test for uterine/tube abnormalites
    TCOYF: Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)
    TTC: Trying to conceive

    Loss-
    M/C: miscarriage
    BO: Blighted Ovum
    MM (or M/A, but it disturbs me) : missed miscariage, missed abortion.
    CP: chemical pregnancy

    Normal language
    BTDT - been there done that
    KWIM - know what I mean?
    YK - ya' know?
    IMO - in my opinion
    IMHO - in my honest opinion
    TIA - Thanks in advance
    WWYD - what would you do
    DH - dear husband
    DSO - dear significant other
    DF - dear fiance
    DBF - dear boyfriend
    DD - dear daughter
    DS - dear son
    DSD - dear step-daughter
    DSS - dear step-son
    FF - formula feeding
    BF - breastfeeding

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    What about IIRC? I see it every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePasion View Post
    What about IIRC? I see it every once in a while.

    IIRC=If I Recall Correctly

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    thank you sooooo much for putting this up! i've been confused about a couple. now i know.

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    Default This is a great help..

    Thanks for posting this...now I'm not so lost!!
    Tiffany

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    What's BFP???


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