Acronyms of the IF (Infertility) World

I’m TTC and my DH doesn’t care about my BBT or my EWCM! It’s not TMI!

Acronym Decoded
2WW  2 Week Wait
 ACA  Anti-cardiolipin Antibody
 ACTH  Adrenal Carticotropic Hormone
 AF Aunt Flo, After Flo, Period, or Menstrual Cycle
AFNW Aunt Flot Not Wanted (or Welcomed)
 AH  Assisted Hatching
 AI  Artificial/Assisted Insemination
 ANA  Anti-nuclear Antibodies
 APA  Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
 APTT  Activated Partial Thrombo Time
 ART  Assisted Reproductive Technology
 ASA  Anti-sperm Antibody
 ASRM  American Society of Reproductive Medicine
 B/W, b/w  Bloodwork
 BA  Baby Aspirin
 BBT  Basal Body Temperature
 BCP  Birth Control Pills
 BD  Baby Dance (Sex)
 Beta  HCG pregnancy test
 BFN  Big Fat Negative
 BFP  Big Fat Positive
BMS Baby Making Sex
BOB Baby on the Brain
BV Baby vibes (Good juju for baby making)
 CAH  Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
 CASA  Computer-assisted Semen Analysis
 CB  Cycle Buddy
 CBAVD  Congenital Bilateral Absence of Vas Deferens
 CCCT, CCT  Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
 CD  Cycle Day
 CF  Cystic Fibrosis
 CM  Cervical Mucus
 CMV  Cytomegalovirus
 CNM  Certified Nurse Midwife
 COH  Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
 CP  Cervical Position
 CPFM  ClearPlan Fertility Monitor (Brand Name)
 CVS  Chorionic Villae Sampling
 D&C  Dilation & Curettage
 D&E  Dilation & Evacuation
 DE  Donor Eggs
 DES  Diethylstillbestrol
 DH  Dear Husband
 DHEAS  Dihydroepiandrosterone
 DI  Donor Husband
 DIPI  Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
 DOR  Diminished Ovarian Reserve
 DP3DT  Days Post 3-Day Transfer
 DP5DT  Days Post 5-Day Transfer
 DPO  Days Post-Ovulation
 DPR  Days Post-Retrieval
 DPT  Days Post-Transfer
 DW  Dear Wife
 Dx  Diagnosis
 E2  Estradiol
 EB, EMB  Endometrial Biopsy
EDD Estimated Delivery Date
 ENDO  Endometriosis
 EPT  Early Pregnancy Test
 ER  Egg Retrieval
 ET  Egg Transfer
 ETA  Embryo Toxicity Assay
 ETF  Embryo Toxicity Factor
EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucus
 FAQ  Frequently Asked Questions
 FBG  Fasting Blood Glucose
FE/ Frostie Frozen Embryo
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
 FF  Fertility Friend
 FHR  Fetal Heart Rate
 FI  Fasting Insulin
 FM  Fertility Fertility Monitor
FMU First Morning Urine
 FP  Follicular Phase
 FRED  Fertility Response Early Detection (Brand Name)
 FSH  Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
 FTTA  Fertile Thoughts to All
 GD  Gestational Diabetes
 GI  Gastrointestinal
 GIFT  Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
 GnRH  Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
 GP  General Practitioner
 GTT  Glucose Tolerance Test
 hCG, HCG  Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
 HCP  Health Care Practitioner
 HEPA  Hampster Egg Penetration Assay
 hMG, HMG  Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
 HPT  Home Pregnancy Test
 HRT  Hormone Replacement Therapy
 HSC  Hysteroscopy
 HSG  Hysterosalpingogram
 HX  History
 IBT  Immunobead Binding Test
 ICI  Intra-cervical Insemination
 ICSI  Intra-cytoplamic Sperm Injection
 IF  Infertility
 IGTT  Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test
 IM  Intramuscular injections
 INCIID  International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
 IOR  Immature Oocyte Retrieval
 IR  Insulin Resistant
 ITI  Intra-tubal Insemination
 IUGR  Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
 IUI  Intra-uterine Insemination
 IVC  Intra-vaginal Culture
 IVF  In Vitro Fertilization
 IVF/ET  In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
 IVIg  Intravenous Immunoglobulin
 LAD  Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
 LAP  Laparoscopy
 LH  Luteinizing Hormone
 LIT  Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
 LMP  Last Menstrual Period (start date)
 LOL  Laughing Out Loud
 LP  Luteal-Phase
 LPD  Luteal-Phase Defect
 LSC  Low Sperm Count
 LUF, LUFS  Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome
M/C Miscarriage
MF Male Factor Infertility
MS Morning Sickness
O or OV Ovulation
OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK or OPT Ovulation Predictor Kit or Test
PCO, PCOS, or PCOD  Polycystic Ovaries, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/Disease
PCT Post-Coital Test
PG Pregnant
PGD Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PI Primary Infertility, or infertility without any previously born children
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO Progesterone in Oil
PNV Prenatal Vitamin
POAS Pee On A Stick, or take a pregnancy test at home
POC Products of Conception
POF or POI Premature Ovarian Failure, or Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
PUPO Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
RI  Reproductive Immunologist
RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
SA Semen Analysis
SART  Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
SB Stillborn
SHG Sonohysterogram
SI Secondary Infertility
SM  Surrogate Mother
SOD Sex on Demand, or sex on schedule or during fertility treatment
SP Sperm Count
STIMS Stimulating Hormones, usually referring to injectable fertility drugs like gonadotropins
SubQ or SC Subcutaneous Injection
TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
TESE Testicular Sperm Extraction
TL Tubal Ligation
TMI  Too Much Information
TS Traditional Surrogate
TTC Trying to Conceive
U/S Ultrasound
VR Vasectomy Reversa
ZIFT  Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer