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Abbrreviations And Lingo Help

Hi anyone have a list of the abbreviations and lingo used on the forum I am lost
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replied June 30th, 2006
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Here is a list that was posted by another person a while back. Hope this helps.

aamof - as a matter of fact
aca - anti-cardiolopin antibodies
adn - any day now
af - aunt flo - menstrual cycle
ah,azh - assisted hatching
ahi - at-home insemination
ai - artificial insemination
aih - artificial insemination from husband
aka - also known as
ao - anovulation
aoa,ava - anti-ovarian antibody
art - assisted reproductive technology
atm - at the moment
awol - a woman on lupron
b4 - before
b4n - before now
ba - baby aspirin
babydust - good wishes vibe for getting pregnant
bbl - be back later
bbt - basal body temperature
bbs - boobies aka breasts
b/c - because
bc - birth control
bcp - birth control pills
bd - baby dance (intercourse)
bf - breastfed, boyfriend
bfn - big fat negative
bfp - big fat positive!
Bil - brother inlaw

c# - cycle number
cb - cycle buddy
cd - cycle day
cf - cervical fluid
cm - cervical mucus
cp - cervical position
cnm - certifiednursemidwife

da - dear angel
dh - dear husband
dp - dear partner
dd - dear daughter
ds - dear son
dsd - dear step-daughter
dss - dear step-son
d&c - dilation & curettage
d&e - dilation & evacuation
dpo - days post-ovulation
dpc - days since last clomid pill was taken
dpr - days post-retrieval
dpt - days post-transfer
dx - diagnosis

e2 - estradiol
eb,emb - endometrial biopsy
edd - estimated due date
endo - endometriosis
eg - evil grin
eod - end of discussion
epo - evening primrose oil
ept - early pregnancy test
esp - especially
et - embryo transfer
ew,ewcm - eggwhite cervical mucus

fet - frozen embryo transfer
fhr - fetal heart rate
fil - father in law
fp - follicular phase
fsh - follicle stimulating hormone
fbow - for better or worse
ftta - fertile thoughts to all
fur - false unicorn root
fv - fertile vibes
fya - for your amusement
fyi - for your information

g <g> - grin
gafia - get away from it all
gal- get a life
gfy - good for you
gg- gotta go
gift - gamete intra-fallopiantransfer
gmta - great minds think alike
gnrh - gonadotropin releasing hormone
gp - general practitioner

hagd - have a great day
hand - have a nice day
hcg,hcg - human chorionic gonadotropin
hmg,hmg - human menopausal gonadotropin
hpt - home pregnancy test
hrt - hormone replacement therapy
hsc - hysteroscopy
hsg - hysterosalpingogram
hth - hope that helps
huth - hang up the horns

iac - in any case
iae - in any event
ici - intra-cervical insemination
icsi - intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection
icbw - I could be wrong
idtt - i'll drink to that
iirc - if I recall correctly
im - instant message (instant messaging)
if - infertility
imao - in my arrogant opinion
imbo - in my biased opinion
imco - in my considered opinion
ime - in my experience
imho - in my honest/humble opinion
imnsho - in my not so humble opinion
imo - in my opinion
inpo - in no particular order
iow - in other words
irl - in real life
iti - intra-tubal insemination
iui - intra-uterine insemination
ivf - invitro fertilization

jic - just in case
j/k - just kidding
jmo - just my opinion
jtywltk - just thought you would like to know

kiss - keep it simple sweetheart (stupid)
kup - keep us posted
kwim - know what I mean

lap - laparoscopy
lh - luteinizing hormone
lmp - last menstrual period (startdate)
lmao - laughing my ankles (a**) off
lmbo - laughing my butt off
lo - love olympics (sex)
lol - laugh out loud
lp - luteal phase
lpd - luteal phase defect
lsp - low sperm count
luf,lufs - luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome

mc,m/c - miscarriage
mf - malefactor
mift - micro injection fallopian transfer
mil - mother in law
m/s, ms - morning sickness

na (n/a) - not applicable, not appropriate
nak - nursing at keyboard
newbie - new to the internet or bulletin board
nfp - natural family planning
niping - nursing in public
nmp - not my problem
np - no problem
npi - no pun intended
nrn - no reply necessary
nt - no text

o - ovulation, ovulated
ob - obstetrician
ob/gyn - obstetrician/gynecologist
oc - oral contraceptives
od - ovulatory dysfunction
oht - one-handed typing
op - other poster/original poster
oic - oh I (c) see
omg - oh my god
opk - ovulation predictor kit
opt - ovulation predictor test
ot - off topic
otoh - on the other hand
ots - off the subject
otc - over the counter

ppaf - post-pardom aunt flo
pco - polycystic ovaries
pcod - polycystic ovary disease
pcos - polycystic ovary syndrome
pcp - primary care physician
pct - post coital test
pg - pregnant
pid - pelvic inflammatory disease
pms - pre-menstrual syndrome
poas - pee on a stick (home pregnancy test)
ppl - people
ptl - praise the lord
pu - that stinks

re - reproductive endocrinologist
r-fsh - recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone
ri - reproductive immunologist
rx - prescription

sa - semen analysis
sahd - stay-at-home dad
sahm - stay-at-home mom
sb - step-brother
sbt - sad but true
sd - step-daughter / step-dad
sfaiaa - so far as I am aware
sf - step-father
sfmp - sorry for multiple posts
shg - sonohysterogram
sil - sister in law
sitd - still in the dark
sm - step-mom (mother)
sns - supplemental nursing system
smep - sperm meets egg plan
ss - step-son / step-sister
so - significant other
std - sexually transmitted disease

taft - that's a frightening thought
tayl - talk at you later
tcoyf -taking care of your fertility
tfic - tongue firmly in cheek
thx - thanks
tia- thanks in advance
tic - tongue in cheek
time - tears in my eyes
tmi - too much information
toh - typing one-handed
tptb - the powers that be
ttc - trying to conceive
ttfn - ta-ta for now
ttyl - talk to you later
ttys - talk to you soon
twimc - to whom it may concern
tww - two week wait (also 2ww)
ty - thank you
tyvm - thank you very much
tr - tubal reversal
tx - treatment

ur - urologist
u/s - ultrasound
uti - urinary tract infection

v - vasectomy
vr - vasectomy reversal


wahd - work-at-home-dad
wahm - work-at-home-mom
wb - welcome back
wfm - works for me
weg - wicked evil grin
w/o - without
wnl - within normal limits
wohm - work out of home mom
wrt - with regard to
wtg - way to go
wth - what the heck??
Wu? - what's up?
Wysiwyg - what you see is what you get

zift - zygote intra-fallopian transfer
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replied December 9th, 2009
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Wow! I had to copy & save this b/c I was completely unaware of at least 80%...Thanks so much!
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