Thursday, November 22, 2007

Acronym Test

I've seen others do this, but can't remember where, so unfortunately can't give them credit. It made me laugh. Hopefully it will make you laugh too.

I asked B to tell me what the below acronyms stand for. To give him a little credit, I don't think he's ever looked at one message board or IF blog.

AF: Always fertile
IUI: In-vitro uterine insert
IVF: In-vitro fertilization
ICSI: I come so insert (what?!)
BFN: Big friggin nothin (how appropriate!)
BFP: Big friggin pregnancy
TTC: Test, transfer, cope
IF: Infertility
2WW: To wish and wait
DH: Damn happy people
RE: Random embryo (huh?)
ART: Another rough testing
BCP: Birth canal part
POAS: Part ovarian all sperm
PUPO: Please undergo partial orgasm
FET: Frozen embryo transfer
HPT: Human papolone transfer (?)
OHSS: One hysterectomy should suffice

Here's what they really mean (for those of you unfamiliar with the lingo):

AF: Aunt Flo (period)
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
IVF: In-vitro fertilization
ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
BFN: Big fat negative
BFP: Big fat positive
TTC: Trying to conceive
IF: Infertility
2WW: Two week wait (between transfer & pregnancy test)
DH: Dear husband
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist
ART: Assisted reproductive technology
BCP: Birth control pills
POAS: Pee on a stick
PUPO: Pregnant until proven otherwise
FET: Frozen embryo transfer
HPT: Home pregnancy test
OHSS: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Happy Thanksgiving!

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