When you’re trying to conceive, there’s an acronym for everything! For those who are new to this all, and even for the seasoned pros, a lot of times you can find yourself wondering, “What the heck does that mean?” Well, look no further. Here’s all the TTC acronym help you need:
2WW: Two Week Wait. It’s the time after ovulation and before a BFP (big fat positive) or your AF (Aunt Flo).
AF: Aunt Flo, your period.
BBT: Body Basal Temperatures. This is the term for charting waking temperatures to indicate ovulation, and pregnancy.
BC: Birth Control
BD: Baby Dance. It’s having sex, specifically with the purpose of conceiving.
BF: Boyfriend, or Breastfeed.
BFN: Big Fat Negative on a pregnancy test.
BFP: Big Fat Positive. The pink positive home pregnancy test result!
CD: Cycle Day.
CH: Crosshairs. These are the crossed lines drawn on your fertility chart, based on BBT temperatures, to indicate ovulation.
CM: Cervical mucous, which also known as cervical fluid. Due to an increase of estrogen, cervical mucous is released by your cervix. As you approach ovulation, CM evolves from sticky to creamy to stretchy (like egg yolk) or EWCM.
CP: Cervical Position. As you approach ovulation your cervix drops and opens.
DH, DD, DS, DP: Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, Dear Son, Dear Partner
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
DTD: Doing The Deed. Like BD, it’s having sex, for conception purposes.
EDD: Estimated Due Date
EWCM: Eggwhite Cervical Mucous. See CM.
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GnRH: Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
HcG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This is the hormone detected by home pregnancy tests.
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HSG: Or hysterosalpingogram. This is a fertility test that checks the fallopian tubes and the shape of the uterus.
IC: Incompetent Cervix
IUI: Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF: In-vitro Fertilization
LH: Luteinizing Hormone
LMP: Last Menstrual Period, or the first day of your last period.
LO: Little One
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
LP: Luteal Phase
LPD: Luteal Phase Defect
M/C or MC: Miscarriage
MS: Morning Sickness
OHSS: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit
PG: Pregnant or Pregnancy
POAS: Pee on a Stick
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist – a fertility specialist
SA: Sperm Analysis
SHOW: Soft, High, Open, Wet (referring to the Cervical Changes that occur right before ovulation)
SD: Sperm donor
SO: Significant other
TCOYF: Taking Charge of your Fertility, a book by Toni Weschler
TTC: Trying to Conceive
Is there a Trying To Conceive Acronym we missed? Leave a comment below!