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Acronym Glossary

In the land of trying to conceive, pregnancy loss and infertility, one can become easily LOST in all of the information and acronyms.  Here's help!   (Some acronyms borrowed from RESOLVE.)


2ww - Two Week Wait (between O & testing)


AA - Agency Assisted Adoption

ACA - Anti-cardiolipin Antibody

ACTH - Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone

AF - Aunt Flo, menstrual period

AFC - Antral Follicle Count

AH - Assisted Hatching

AI - Artificial Insemination

ALI - Adoption/Loss/Infertility

AMA - Advanced Maternal Age

AMH - Anti-Müllerian Hormone

ANA - Anti-nuclear Antibodies

AO - Anovulatory

AP - Adoption Process, Adoptive Parent

APA - Anti-phospholipid Antibodies

APTT - Activated Partial Thrombo Time

AR - Assisted Reproduction

ART - Assisted Reproduction Technology

ASA - Anti-sperm Antibody

ASRM - American Society of Reproductive Medicine

ATA - Anti-thyroid Antibody


B/A - Baby Aspirin

B/O - Blighted Ovum

B/W - Blood Work

Babydust - Wishing luck getting pregnant

BBT - Basal Body Temperature

BCP - Birth Control Pills

BD - Baby Dance, baby making sex

Beta - Blood test to measure HCG

BF - Breastfeeding, Birth Father

BFN - Big Fat Negative (on hpt)

BFP - Big Fat Positive (on hpt)

BIL - Brother-in-Law

BM - Birth Mother

BOTB - Babies On The Brain

BRB - Bright Red Blood


CD - Cycle Day (CD1=LMP)

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)

CF - Cystic Fibrosis

CGH - Comparative Genomic Hybridization (genetic testing)

CL - Corpus Luteum

CM - Cervical Mucus

CMV - Cytomegalovirus

CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife

COH - Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation

Colpo - Colposcopy

CP - Cervical Position

CPFM - ClearPlan Fertility Monitor (Brand Name)

Cryo - Cryopreservation (freezing of embryos)

CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling

CW - Case Worker


D&C - Dialation and Curretage

D&E - Dialation and Evacuation

DA - Domestic Adoption

DC - Dear/Darling Child

DE - Donor Eggs

DES - Diethylstillbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)

DH - Dear/Darling/Damn Husband

DHEAS - Dihydroepiandrosterone Sulfate

DI - Donor Insemination

DIPI - Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination

Dildo Cam - vaginal ultrasound

DOR - Diminished Ovarian Reserve

DP3DT - Days Past 3-Day Transfer

DP5DT - Days Past 5-Day Transfer

DPR - Days Post-Retrieval

DPT - Days Post-Transfer

DPIUI - Days Past IUI

DPO - Days Past Ovulation

DS - Donor Sperm, Dear/Darling Son
Dx - Diagnosis

DW - Dear Wife


E/P - Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy

E2 - Estradiol

EB, EMB - Endometrial Biopsy

EBF- Exclusively Breastfed

EDD - Estimated Due Date

EMBIE - Embryo

ENDO - Endometriosis

EP- Exclusively Pump

EPP - Estrogen Priming Protocol

EPT - Early Pregnancy Test

ER - Egg Retrieval or Emergency Room

ET - Embryo Transfer

ETA - Embryo Toxicity Assay

ETF - Embryo Toxicity Factor

EWCM - Egg White Cervical Mucus (most fertile)

F/U - Follow-up

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

FBG - Fasting Blood Glucose

FC- Future Child(ren)

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer

FI - Fasting Insulin

FF - Fertility Friend (online charting)

FFP - Freedom Fertility Pharmacy

FHR - Fetal Heart Rate

FISH - Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (during PGD)

FM - Fertility Monitor

FMS - Follicle Maturation Scan (aka "follie check")

FMU - First Morning Urine

FP - Follicular Phase or Fertility Preservation (freezing eggs)

FRED - First Response Early Detection (Brand Name)

FRER - First Response Early Result (hpt)

FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FTTA - Fertile Thoughts to All

FWIW- For What It’s Worth

FWP - Fucking With Purpose, baby making sex


GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer

GD Gestational Diabetes

GI Gastrointestinal

GMA - Geriatric Maternal Age

GnRH - Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

GP - General Practitioner

GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test


H&H - Happy & Healthy

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)

HCP - Health Care Practitioner

HEPA - Hamster Egg Penetration Assay

hMG, HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin

HOM - High Order Multiples

HPT - Home Pregnancy Test

HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy

HSC - Hysteroscopy

HSG - Hysterosalpinogram

Hx - History


IA - International Adoption

IB - Implantation Bleeding

IBT - Immunobead Binding Test

IC - Incompetent Cervix

ICs - Internet Cheapies (HPTs)

ICI - Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI - IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection (pronounced ick-see)

ID - Infectious Diseases

IF - Infertility

IGTT - Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test

IL - Intralipid

IM - Intramuscular (injections into muscle)

INCIID - International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (pronounced "inside")

IOR - Immature Oocyte Retrieval

IR - Insulin Resistant

ITI - Intra-tubal Insemination

IS - Implantation Spotting

IUGR - Intrauterine Growth Restriction

IUI - IntraUterine Insemination

IVC - Intra-vaginal Culture

IVF - InVitro Fertlization

IVIG - Intravenous Immunoglobin/Intravenous Gamma Globulin



KU - Knocked Up


LAD - Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay

LAP - Laparoscopy

LH - Lutenizing Hormone

LIT - Leukocyte Immunization Therapy

LMP - Last Menstrual Period

LO - Little one

LP - Luteal Phase (time between O & AF)

LPD - Luteal Phase Defect

LSP - Low Sperm Count

LUF, LUFS - Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome


M/C - Miscarriage

M/S - Morning Sickness

MF/MFI - Male Factor Infertility

MAI - Miscarriage After Infertility

MESA - Microsurgical Epidiymal Sperm Aspiration

MF/MFI - Male Factor/Male Factor Infertility

MISO - Misoprostol (aka Cytotec, drug used to dilate cervix - m/c or preop)

MMR - Measles/Mumps/Rubella Vaccine

MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MS - Morning Sickness

MTHFR - Methylene Tetra HydroFolate Reductase

MTX - Methotrexate (drug used to dilate cervix)


NBR - Not Baby Related

NFO - Not Finding Out (gender)

NIFR - Not Infertility Related

NK - Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)

NORIF - Non-stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fetilization

NP - Nurse Practitioner

NSA - Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration

NT - Neural Tube (NT Scan, NT Defect, etc.)


O/OV - Ovulation

OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OC - Oral Contraceptives

OD - Ovum Donor, Ovulatory Dysfunction

OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OPK - Ovulation Prediction Kit

OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test

OTC - Over-the-counter


P4 - Progesterone

PA - Physician's Assistant, Private Adoption

PAI-1 - Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1

PAF, PAIF PANFERT - Pregnancy After Infertility

PAL - Parenting After a Loss

PAP - Prospective Adoptive Parents

PC - Post-Coital (after sex)

PCO - Polycystic Ovaries

PCOD - Polycystic Ovarian Disease

PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCP - Primary Care Physician

PCT - Post-Coital Test

PESA - Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

PG - Pregnant

PGD - Preimplanation Genetic Diagnosis

PGS - Preimplantation Genetic Screening

PI - Primary Infertility

PIAC - Pee in a Cup

PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PIH - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

PIO - Progesterone in Oil (injection)

PIT - Pitocin

PL - Pregnancy Loss

PLI - Paternal Leukocyte Immunization

PMDD - Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

PMN - Perinatal Mortality

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

PNV - Prenatal Vitamin

POAS - Pee on a Stick

POC - Products of Conception

POF - Premature Ovarian Failure

PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes

PTL - Pre-term Labor

PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PUPO - Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise

PZD - Partial Zona Dissection



R-hFSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone

RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist

RI - Reproductive Immunologist

RIP - Reproductive Immunophynotype

ROS - Reactive Oxygen Species

RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

RSM - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

Rx - Prescription


S/A, SA - Sperm/semen analysis

S/B, SB - Stillbirth

S/E - Side Effects

SA - Sperm/Semen Analysis

SAHD - Stay At Home Dad

SAHM - Stay At Home Mom

SAHW - Stay At Home Wife

SAIF - Success After Infertility

SAIFW - Success After Infertility Welcome

SAL - Success After a Loss

SART - Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

SCORIF - Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval

SHG - Sonohysterogram

SI - Secondary Infertility

SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SO - Significant Other

SonoHSG - Sonohysterogram

SPA - Sperm Penetration Assay

SPALS - Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support

S/S - Signs/Symptoms

STD - Short Term Disability

Sticky Baby - pregnancy to "stick" & be successful

SubQ/SubCu - Subcutaneous injection

SUZI - Sub-zonal Insertion

SW - Social Worker

Sx - Symptoms


T1 Type I Diabetic - Juvenile Diabetes

T2 Type II Diabetic - Insulin Resistant, Adult Onset

T4 - Thyroxine

TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book/website)

TEBG - Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin

TDI - Therapeutic Donor Insemination

TESA - Testicular Sperm Aspiration

TESE - Testicular Sperm Extraction

TET - Tubal Embryo Transfer

TI - Timed Intercourse

TL - Tubal Ligation

TMI - Too Much Information

TORCH - Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus & Herpes test

TPR - Termination of Parental Rights

TR - Tubal Reversal

TRH - Thyroid Releasing Hormone

TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TTA - Trying to Abstain/Avoid

TTC - Trying to Conceive

TTCAL - Trying to Conceive After a Loss

TTCAR - Trying to Conceive after Reversal

TTTC - Trouble Trying to Conceive

Tx - Treatment

TZD - Thiazolidinediones


U/S - Ultrasound

UC - Unassisted Childbirth

UR - Urologist

UTI - Urinary Tract Infection


V - Vasectomy

VBAC - Vaginal birth after Caesarian

VR - Vasectomy Reversal


WAHM/D - Work at home mom/dad

WBC - White Blood Count

WHR - Waist to Hip Ratio

WNL - Within Normal Limits

WOHM/D - Work outside home mom/dad


YI - Yeast infection


ZIFT - Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

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