Words for Birds: TTC (Trying to Concieve) and ART Acronyms
You will encounter some of these a lot on our site as we try to get you right to the TAKEAWAY of our posts, plus, some of them are just fun, and why shouldn't we be able to have a little fun whilst on this journey? Read up Birdies, and join the conversation as a TTC expert.
2WW: Two-week wait (before testing, not always 2 weeks)
AF: Aunt Flo, your period.
ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology
BD: Baby Dance. Have intercourse for conception purposes or by extension any form of insemination.
BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
CD: Cycle Day
CH: Crosshairs- the lines drawn on the chart to indicate ovulation
CM: Cervical mucus, also known as cervical fluid. It is fluid produced by your cervix as you approach ovulation due to increased estrogen.
CP: Cervical Position
DH, DD, DS: Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, Dear Son
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
EDD: Estimated Due Date
EWCM: Egg white cervical mucous. See Egg white cervical fluid.
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GnRH: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
HPT: Home pregnancy test. Measures levels of the hormone hcG which are produced in pregnancy.
HcG: Hormone detected by pregnancy tests. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
IVI: Intra-vaginal insemination
ICI: Intra-cervical insemination
IUI: Intra-uterine insemination
IVF: In-vitro fertilization
LH: Luteinizing Hormone
LMP: Last menstrual period. The first day of your last period.
LOL: Laughing out loud
LP: Luteal Phase
LPD: Luteal Phase Defect
OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit. OPKs measure luteinizing hormone, the last hormone to peak before ovulation.
POAS: Pee on a stick
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist- Fertility Specialist
TTC: Trying to conceive