Surrogacy Acronyms You Should Know

Surrogacy Acronyms You Should Know

There are many terms that are unique to the Surrogacy and “Trying to Conceive” communities. When talking about surrogacy, there are plenty of things that will make a newcomer scratch their head and try to figure out what it all means.

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

2WW: 2-Week Wait (the time between embryo transfer and pregnancy test)
AF: Aunt Flo -Your menstrual period
AI: Artificial Insemination
: Assisted Reproductive Technology
: 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 or Egg 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
: 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
TTC: Trying To Conceive

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