ABC's of Infertility

Copied from Where The Bleep Is Our Stork?

A
AF - Aunt Flo - Menstrual Cycle
AH - Assisted Hatching
AHI - At-home Insemination
AI - Artificial Insemination
AO - Anovulation
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

B
BABYDUST - Good wishes vibe for getting pregnant
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BBs - Boobs
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BD - Baby Dance (intercourse)
BFN - Big Fat Negative (Neg Pregnancy Test)
BFP - Big Fat Positive! (Positive Pregnancy Test)

C
C# - Cycle Number
CD - Cycle Day
CF - Cervical Fluid
CM - Cervical Mucus
CP - Cervical Position

D
DH - Dear Husband
D&C - Dilation & Curettage
D&E - Dilation & Evacuation
DPO - Days Post-Ovulation
DPR - Days Post-Retrieval
DPT - Days Post-Transfer
Dx - Diagnosis

E
E2 - Estradiol
ENDO - Endometriosis
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
ET - Embryo Transfer
EWCM - Eggwhite Cervical Mucus

F
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FP - Follicular Phase
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone

G
GIFT - Gamete Intra-fallopianTransfer
GnRH - Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP - General Practitioner

H
hCG,HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG,HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC - Hysteroscopy
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram

I
ICI - Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI - Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF - Infertility
ITI - Intra-tubal Insemination
IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF - InVitro Fertilization


L
LAP - Laparoscopy
LH - Luteinizing Hormone
LMP - Last Menstrual Period (startdate)
LP - Luteal Phase
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect4
LSP - Low Sperm Count

M
MIFT - Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer

O
O - Ovulation, Ovulated
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC - Oral Contraceptives
OD - Ovulatory Dysfunction
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit

P
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCP - Primary Care Physician
PG - Pregnant
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)

R
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
Rx - Prescription

S
SA - Semen Analysis
SHG - Sonohysterogram

T
TTC - Trying To Conceive
TWW - Two week wait (also 2WW)
Tx- Treatment

U
U/S - Ultrasound

Z
ZIFT - Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer


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