TTC Terms – The Comprehensive Guide

If you are new to trying to conceive or recently began looking fertility questions up on the internet, you likely have been seeing dozens of letter abbreviations and have NO clue what they all mean. It can make you feel like even more of an outsider when trying to get pregnant and not having any idea what all of these women are talking about! Feel free to share the graphic at the bottom so your friends can have the inside scoop on the vernacular too!

TTC Lingo Explained:

TTC – Trying to Conceive

TWW – Two Week Wait (the window of time between conception and taking a home pregnancy test)

DPO – Days Past Ovulation

CD – Cycle Day

BD – Baby Dance (or in other words – have sex with your partner)

BMS – Baby Making Sex

OPK – Ovulation Prediction Kit

OPT – Ovulation Prediction Test (used to measure the LH in your urine to predict ovulation)

HPT – Home Pregnancy Test

FMU – First Morning Urine

BFN – Big Fat Negative

BFP – Big Fat Positive

BBT – Basal Body Temperature (Your body temperature as soon as you wake up in the morning. Used for ovulation prediction)

POAS or POS – Pee on a stick

LE – Line Eyes (when you look at an OPK or pregnancy test and think you see a line but aren’t sure).

VFL – Very Faint Line

VVVFL – Very, Very, Faint Line (like if I squint my eyes and up the contrast on the picture, I can see the line).

LH – Luteinizing Hormone (The hormone OPKs detect to signal ovulation)

HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (the hormone HPT’s detect to signal pregnancy)

HSG – Hysterosalpingogram (a test that can detect blocked fallopian tubes)

CM – Cervical Mucus

DH – Dear Husband

DD – Dear Daughter

DS – Dear Son

BW – Blood Work

EPT – Early Pregnancy Test

OTC – Over The Counter

BCP – Birth Control Pill

EDD – Estimated Due Date

FP – Follicular Phase

LP – Luteal Phase

TMI – Too Much Information

SB – Still Birth

EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucous (signals fertility window/ovulation time)

AF – Aunt Flow

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist

AI – Artificial Insemination

IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

SS – Sperm Sample

MT – Male Testing

LMP – Last Menstrual Period

US – Ultrasound

MC – Miscarriage

IF – Infertility

PUPO – Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise

PG – Pregnant

TW – Trigger Warning (you will often see this on discussion board or on Facebook groups)

FX – Fingers Crossed

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer

If there are any abbreviations I am missing, send me an email to modmedpodcast at gmail dot com!

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