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List of Acronyms

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@Sunrise    13

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 surro/ttc community.

 

Here is a list of some of the most used acronyms:

AAS: All About Surrogacy

2WW: 2-Week Wait

AF: Aunt Flo -Your menstrual period

AI: Artificial Insemination

AP: Adoptive Parents

ART: Assisted reproductive therapy

AZH or AH: Assisted Hatching

BBT: Basal Body Temperature

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BETA: Blood test for Pregnancy

BFP: Big Fat Positive (found on HPT, and Betas)

BFN: Big Fat Negative (these are no fun, also found on HPT's & Betas)

BM: Birth Mom

BMI: Body Mass Index (measure of body fat based on height and weight)

BTW: By the way

BTDT : Been there, Done that.

B/W: Bloodwork

CB: Cycle Buddy

CD: Cycle day - The first day of your period is cycle day 1

CM: Cervical Mucus

CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife

CTX: Contractions

CVS: Chorionic Villus Sampling

D&C: Dilation & Curettage

D&E: Dilation & Evacuation

DE: Donor Egg/Donor Embryo

DD: Dear/Darling Daughter

DH: Dear/Darling/Damn) 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: Estrogen

ED: Egg donor/donation

EDD: Estimated Due Date

ELV: Easy Labor Vibes

EPT: Early Pregnancy Test

ET: Embryo Transfer

FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer

FGS: Former Gestational Surrogate

FHR: Fetal Heart Rate

FIF: Former Intended Father

FIM: Former Intended Mother

FIL: Father-in-law

FIP: Former Intended Parents

FRED: Pregnancy Test Brand: First Response, Early Detection. Now called Early Result.

FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FSM: Former Surrogate Mother

FTS: Former Traditional Surrogate

GC: Gestational Carrier

GD: Gestational Diabetes

GIFT: Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

GS: Gestational Surrogate

GTT: Glucose Tolerance Test

hCG, HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HI: Home Insemination

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

HOM: High order multiples

HSC: Hysteroscopy

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram

ICI: Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF: Intended Father

IM: Intended Mother

IMO/IMHO: In my opinion/In my humble opinion

Indy/Independent-Working with out an agency.

IP: Intended Parent/Parents

Indy: Independent Surrogacy Journey, You don't use an agency.

ITI: Intra-tubal Insemination

IVF: In Vitro Fertilization

IUI: Intrauterine Insemination

JMO/JMHO: Just my opinion/Just my humble opinion

KWIM: Know what I mean?

LH: Luteinizing Hormone

LMAO: Laughing my (butt) off

LMP: Last Menstrual Period (start date)

LP: Luteal Phase

M/C: Miscarriage

MFI: Male Factor Infertility

MIL: Mother-in-law

MOO: My Own Opinion

M/S: Morning sickness

O: Ovulation

OB: Obstetrician

OB/GYN: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit

OPT: Ovulation Predictor Test

P4: Progesterone

PBO: Prebirth Order

POAS: Pee on a Stick (referring to a Home Pregnancy Test)

PCOS: Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOD: Poly-cystic Ovarian Disease

PED: Potential Egg Donor

PG: Pregnant

PGD: Pre implantation genetic diagnosis

PGS: Potential Gestational Surrogate

PIO: Progesterone in Oil

PIP: Potential Intended Parent

PIF: Potential Intended Father

PIM: Potential Intended Mother

PMS: Pre-menstrual Syndrome

PSM: Potential Surrogate Mother

PTL: Preterm Labor

PTS: Potential Traditional Surrogate

PUPO: Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise

RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist

Rx: Prescription

ER: Retrieval (Egg)

SA: Sperm/Semen Analysis

SD: Sperm Donor

SIL: Sister-in-law

SM: Surrogate Mother

STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease

Stims: Medications used to stimulate the ovaries

TS: Traditional Surrogate

TTC: Trying To Conceive

u/s: Ultrasound

zift: Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

 

If I missed one or two, please let me know and I'll add it to the list.

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leikay4    0

It means independent, just means you are not using an agency.

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Hedr    0

Good suggestion! Thanks

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kricket24    1

Just looking this over to add an acronym list to my blog and have two suggestions -

 

1) The "c" in hCG is chorionic, not chronic, lol!

 

2) Maybe add PBO for pre-birth order? ;)

 

VERY helpful list, thank you!! :)

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S.Scott    0

Newbie here is grateful for this cheat sheet - thanks!

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I am so thankful for this list! I have been figuring most of them out on my own (man, that takes a while!), but this list makes everything easy-peasy! I only wish I had read it sooner! Thank you!

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Surro2b    0

I agree this list is helpful. Some of the things are easy to guess but I remember looking at POAS thinking what in the world could that be? :)

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giggles    1

It means independent, just means you are not using an agency.

 

LOL...I though it meant working with a couple from India...oops!

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This is such a great list!! I posted a list on my blog, but many of the ones you have listed, are not on mine. I will have to update my list!!! Thanks so much!!!

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