Deciphering the Infertility Acronyms of Trying to Get Pregnant

Infertility Acronyms

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Here are some of the common acronyms in the infertility world. If you have any others to add, please feel free to do so in the comments. :)

2WW – 2 Week Wait (the time between ovulation and AF’s arrival or between IUI/IVF and beta test)

AF – Aunt Flo

AH – Assisted Hatching

ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT – Basal Body Temperature

BCP – Birth Control Pills

BD – Baby Dance

BFN – Big Fat Negative

BFP – Big Fat Positive

CD – Cycle Day

CM – Cervical Mucous

D&C – Dilation and Curettage

D&E – Dilation and Evacuation

DH – Dear Husband

DI – Donor Insemination

DPO – Days post-ovulation

DPT – Days post-transfer

DX – Diagnosis

E2 – Estradiol

EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus

ET – Embryo Transfer

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer

FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone

GIFT – Gamete Intra-Rallopian Transfer

GnRH – Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone

HCG – Human Chorioonic Gonadotropin

HPT – Home Pregnancy Test

HSG – Hysterosalpingogram

ICI – Intra-Cervical Insemination

ICSI – Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF – Infertility

IM – Intra-Muscular

IUI – Intra-Uterine Insemination

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

IVIg – Intravenous Immunoglobulin

LAP – Laparoscopy

LPD – Leuteal Phase Defect

MC or M/C – Miscarriage

MESA – Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

NK – Natural Killer Cells

NP – Nurse Practitioner

OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OPK – Ovualtion Predictor Kit

POAS – Pee On A Stick

PCOS – Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome

PCT – Post Coital Test

PG – Pregnant

PI – Primary Infertility

PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PMS – Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

POF – Premature Ovarian Failure

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist

SA – Semen Analysis

TTC – Trying to Conceive

TX – Treatment

ZIFT – Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

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