i n f e r t i l i t y

i have endometriosis & PCOS. they both suck. theyre both painful. mentally and physically. we have one miracle babe born 8.2.13 - and i'll be facing this journey yet again as we work towards babe #2.

lets be honest. if you aren't in the need to TTC - you may not know all of these listed below or those that were often mentioned when this blog began. i can admit that these make my brain hurt, so you aren't alone.

*note: these arent all of the acronyms, but they are the ones that i know by heart and tend to use most often*

TWW/2WW = 2-Week Wait 
ABF = Adoptive Breastfeeding 
AF = Aunt Flo/Menstrual cycle/Period
AI = Artificial Insemination 
AO = Anovulation 
APs = Adoptive Parents 
BBT = Basal Body Temperature 
BCP = Birth Control Pills 
BD = Baby Dance (sex for the purpose of conception)
BD = Baby Dust (good wishes for conception/pregnancy)
BDAD = Birth Dad (adoption related) 
BFAMILY = Birth Family (adoption related) 
BFN = Big Fat Negative 
BFP = Big Fat Positive 
BH = Braxton Hicks Contractions 
BMOM = Birth Mom (adoption related) 
BW = Blood Work 
CB = Cycle Buddy 
CD = Cycle Day 
CF = Cervical Fluid 
CM = Cervical Mucus 
DH = Dear Husband 
DPO = Days Post-Ovulation 
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval 
DPT = Days Post-Transfer 
Dx = Diagnosis 
E2 = Estradiol (estrogen)
ENDO = Endometriosis 
ET = Embryo Transfer 
FE = Frozen Embryo 
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer 
FHR = Fetal Heart Rate
FSH = Follicle-Stimulating Hormone 
FT = FertileThoughts 
GC = Gestational Carrier 
GIFT = Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer 
GnRH = Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone 
GP = General Practitioner 
GS = Gestational Surrogate 
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 
HOM = High Order Multiples 
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test 
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram 
HYP = hyperstimulation 
IC = Incompetent Cervix 
ICPC = Interstate Compact 
ICSI = Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection 
IF = Infertility 
IR = Insulin Resistant 
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination 
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization 
LAP = Laparoscopy 
LH = Luteinizing Hormone 
LSC = Low Sperm Count 
LPD = Luteal-Phase Defect 
MC = Miscarriage 
MS = Morning Sickness 
OCP = Oral Contraceptive Pill
OD = Ovulatory Dysfunction 
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome 
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit 
O/OV = Ovulated 
PA = Pelvic Adhesions 
PCO = Polycystic Ovary Disease 
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 
PCT = Post Coital Test 
PG = Pregnant 
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
PIO = Progesterone In Oil 
PIP's = Previous Intended Parents 
PLT = Pre-term Labor 
PMS = Pre-menstrual Syndrome 
POAS = Pee On A Stick (home pregnancy test) 
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure 
PROG = Progesterone 
PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise 
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist 
RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 
SA = Semen Analysis 
SAHM = Stay at home mom
SAHW = Stay at home wife
SP = Sperm Count 
S/S = Signs and Symptoms
STD = Sexually Transmitted Disease 
Stims = stimulation drugs 
Stimming = using drugs to stimulate the ovaries 
TMI = Too Much Information 
Totsicle = frozen embryo on ice 
TS = Traditional Surrogate 
TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 
TTC = Trying to Conceive 
TX = Treatment 
UR = Urologist 
US = Ultra Sound 
UTI = Urinary Track Infection 
ZIFT = Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer


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