Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wondering what the acronyms mean?

2WW = Two week wait (between transfer and pregnancy test)
AF = Aunt Flo (period)
ART = Assisted reproductive technology
BCP = BIrth control pills
BFN = Big fat negative
BFP = Big fat positive
CCRM = Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (our clinic)
CD = Cycle Day (CD 1 is 1st day of period)
D&C = Dilation & Curattage
ER = Embryo Retrieval
FET = Frozen embryo transfer
HPT = Home pregnancy test
ICSI = Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
IF = Infertility/infertile
IRL = In real life (as opposed to virtual life online)
IUI = Intrauterine insemination
IVF = In-Vitro fertilization
OHSS = Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
PIO = Progesterone in oil (injection)
POAS = Pee on a stick (i.e. home pregnancy test)
PUPO = Pregnant until proven otherwise
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA = Semen analysis
TMI = Too much information
TTC = Trying to conceive

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