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There are plenty of things posted on a message board that will make a new member scratch their head and try to figure out what it all means. This list is for terms that are unique to the Surrogacy and TTC Community.

Here is a list of some of the most used acronyms, many with helpful links for further explanation!

AAS: All About Surrogacy
2WW: 2-Week Wait
AF: Aunt Flo -Your menstrual period
AI: Artificial Insemination

ART
: Assisted Reproductive Technology
AZH
: Assisted Hatching
BBT: Basal Body Temperature
BCP: Birth Control Pills
BETA: Blood test for Pregnancy
BFP: Big Fat Positive (a positive pregnancy test)
BFN: Big Fat Negative (a negative pregnancy test)
CB: Cycle Buddy
CCCT: Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)
CD: Cycle day, The first day of your period is cycle day 1
CF: Cervical Fluid
CM: Cervical Mucus
CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife
CVS: Chorionic Villus Sampling
D&C: Dilation & Curettage
D&E: Dilation & Evacuation
DE: Donor Egg
DH: Dear Husband
DPO: Days Post Ovulation
DPR: Days Post-Retrieval
DP3DT: Days Post 3-Day Transfer
DP5DT: Days Post 5-Day Transfer
DPT: Days Post Transfer
E2: Estrodial
ED: Egg donor/donation
EDD: Estimated Due Date
ELV: Easy Labor Vibes
FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer
FIF: Former Intended Father
FIM: Former Intended Mother
FIP: Former Intended Parents
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GC: Gestational Carrier
GD: Gestational Diabetes
GIFT: Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer

GS: Gestational Surrogate
GTT
: Glucose Tolerance Test
hCG, HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HSC: Hysteroscopy
HSG: Hysterosalpingogram
ICI: Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF: Intended Father
IM: Intended Mother
InsemsArtificial Inseminations
IP: Intended Parent/Parents
ITI: Intra-tubal Insemination
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
LH: Luteinizing Hormone
LMP: Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LP: Luteal Phase
M/C: Miscarriage
MFIMale Factor Infertility
O: Ovulation
OB: Obstetrician
OB/GYN: Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT: Ovulation Predictor Test
PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOD: Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PG: Pregnant
PIO: Progesterone in Oil
PIP: Potential Intended Parent
PIF: Potential Intended Father
PIM: Potential Intended Mother
PMS: Pre-menstrual Syndrome
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist
Rx: Prescription
ER: Retrieval (Egg)
SA: Sperm/Semen Analysis
SM: Surrogate Mother
STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease
TS: Traditional Surrogate
TTC: Trying To Conceive


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