Thursday, May 9, 2013

“Use Your Words”

I always hear moms say that to their kids.  I hope that someday, I understand what it means.  J  Anyway, one thing that I’m always doing when I’m researching this IVF stuff is asking Mr. Google what certain abbreviations mean.  If you ever find that you don’t know one, I found this pretty comprehensive list that would have really helped me out.  Obviously, it doesn’t have everything, but it’s a start.  If you know of any others, add them in the comments.
2WW
Two week wait
16dp3dt
16 days past 3 day transfer
ACA
Anticardiolipin Antibodies
AF
Aunt Flo = period arriving / bleeding starting
AH
Assisted Hatching
AHR
Assisted Human Reproduction
ANA
Antinuclear Antibodies
ART
Assisted Reproductive Technologies
BBT
Basal Body Temperature
BCP
Birth Control Pill
Beta
hCG level blood test
BFP/BFN
Big Fat Positive/Negative
BMI
Body Mass Index
COH
Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
CD
Cycle Day
DH/DW/DS/DD
Dear Husband/Wife/Son/Daughter
Dx
Diagnosis
ED
Egg Donor
EDD
Estimated Due Date
ER/ET
Embryo Retrieval/Transfer
FSH
Follical Stimulating Hormone
FET
Frozen Embryo Transfer
GIFT
Gamete intra-fallopian tube transfer
GS
Gestational Surrogate
hCG
Human Chorionic Gonadfotropin
HPT
Home Pregnancy Test
ICSI
Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IP
Intended Parent
IUI
Intra-Uterine Insemination
IVF
In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg
Intra-venous immunoglobulin therapy
IVM
In Vitro Maturation
LAP
Laproscopy
LMP
Last Menstrual Period
LH
Luteinizing Hormone
LP
Luteal Phase
LPD
Luteal Phase Defect
MF
Male Factor
NK (Cells)
Natural Killer Cells
OHSS
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
PCO
Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PCOS
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP
Primary Care Physician
PGD
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
POAS
Pee on a stick - home pregnancy test
POF
Premature Ovarian Failure
PUPO
Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
RE
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Rx
Prescription
SM
Surrogate Mom
TCM
Traditional Chinese Medicine
TDI
Therapeutic Donor Insemination
TET
Tubal Embryo Transfer
TR
Tubal Reversal
TS
Traditional Surrogate
TSH
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC
Trying To Conceive
UR
Urologist
ZIFT
Zygote intra-fallopian tube transfer

3 comments:

  1. I'm SO glad you published this list, but I'll NEVER remember all those acronyms. Will you be using them regularly? Do I need to print them off?

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    1. I'll try not to use acronyms with you, Mom! :)

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