Fertility Trying to conceive

TTC, 2WW, BFP?!? What do all these acronyms mean?

So, you decide it is time to try to conceive (TTC). You are excited and start searching the internet to learn a little bit about how to increase your chances. I am guessing you found a WHOLE LOT of acronyms that make no sense.

Well, here you go … These are a some of the most common acronyms you will find (and probably start using yourself) when TTC or going through infertility treatment.

TTC – trying to conceive
LMP- last menstrual period
CD – cycle day
OPK – ovulation predictor kit
DPO – days post ovulation
2WW – 2week wait
PUPO – pregnant until proven otherwise
bfp -big fat positive (+ pregnancy test)
bfn -big fat negative 😢
AF – aunt flow (period)
HPT/UPT – home/urine pregnancy test
hCG – human chorionic gonadotropin (blood pregnancy test)
FHR – fetal heart rate

IVF – in vitro fertilization
ICSI – intracytoplasmic sperm injection (one sperm put in one egg for fertilization in IVF)
PGT – preimplantation genetic testing (embryo testing for genetics)
OHSS – ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
IUI – intrauterine insemination
TDI – therapeutic donor insemination
FET – frozen embryo transfer
OI – ovulation induction
ULS – ultrasound
HSG – hystersalpingogram (tube test)
SHG/SIS – sonohysterogram (uterine cavity evaluation)

PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome
DOR- diminished ovarian reserve
POI – primary ovarian insufficiency (aka POF – premature ovarian failure)
RPL- recurrent pregnancy loss (aka recurrent miscarriage)
GC- gestational carrier
IP- intended parent

Hope this helps! Please comment below if you can think of other helpful acronyms.

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