Abbreviations in pregnancy

Date: May 16, 2013 Author: admin Categories: Freebies 39


Mum forums such as netmums, mumsnet etc. are a god send when you’re a parent or mum-to-be and have questions at 3 in the morning and you know that other mums are up doing the exact same thing. But the minefield of abbreviations means you can spend as much time trying to work out what that certain abreviation meant before finding out the answer you were after or indeed decipher what it actual meant.

So Ive listed all the ones Ive seen & can think of as a dictionary of mum forum speak! If you can think of anymore please comment and let me know!


AF – Aunt Flo
AI – Artificial Insemination


BF – breast feeding
BP – Breast pad
BM – Breast milk
BD- Baby Dance (sex to make a baby)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (on a pregnancy test)
BFN – Big Fat Negative (on a pregnancy test)
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BC – Birth Control
BCP – Birth Control Pills
BH/BHC – Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
BPM – beats per minute (re: heartrate)
BP – blood pressure (or birth plan)
b/w – blood work
BIL – brother In-Law


CM – Cervical Mucus
CP – Cervical Position
cd – Cycle Day
CB- Cycle Buddy (Same cycle day as yourself)
CD – Cycle Day


DH – Dear/Darling Husband
DB – Dear/Darling Boyfriend
DD – Dear/Darling Daughter
DS – Dear/Darling Son
DSS – Dear/Darling step son
DSD – Dear/Darling step daughter
D&C – Dilation and curettage
D&E – Dilation and Evacuation
DP – Dancing Partner; Husband, partner etc.
DPO – Days Past Ovulation
DTD – Doing The Dance
DUST – baby dust (to sprinkle on someone so they get their pregnancy wish)


ewcm – egg white cervical mucus
EC – Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD – Estimated Due Date
EPO – Evening Primrose Oil
ER – Egg Retrieval
ET – Egg transfer
ED – every day (when referring to frequency of BD’ing)
EOD – every other day (referring to BD’ing)


FIL – father In-Law
FD – fun dance (sex just for fun)
FMU – first morning urine
FF – formula fed
FHR – Fetal heart rate


GMTA- Great minds think alike
GTKYFP: Getting to know your fellow preggos
GD – Gestational Diabetes
GTT – Glucose Tolerance Test


hCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone)
H&H – Happy and Healthy
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram (x-ray)
HPT – Home pregnancy test
Hx – History
HR/HB – Heart rate/heart beat
HTH – Hope that helps


iykwim – If you know what I mean
ICSI – Microfertilization
IMHO – In my humble opinion
IMNSHO – In my not so humble opinion
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
INF or IF – Infertility
IL – In Laws


L&D – labor and delivery
LO – Little One
LH- Luteinizing Hormone – detected in OPKs
LOL – Laugh Out Loud
LP – Luteal Phase (time from O til AF)
LMP – last mentrual period


m/w – midwife
MC, m/c, misc. – Miscarriage
MS – morning sickness
MIL – (mother In-Law)


OB – Obstetrician
Ob/Gyn – Obstetrician/Gynecologist
O or Ov – ovulation
Od – ovulated
opk – ovualation predictor kit


POAS – pee on a stick (pregnancy test)
PG – Pregnancy, pregnant
PNV – Prenatal Vitamin
PAL – pregnancy after loss


RE – Reproductive Endocronolgist (doctor who specializes in fertility problems)
RSN – Real soon now
ROBI – Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
ROFL – Roll on Floor Laughing


SO – Significant Other
SOD – Sex on Demand
SA – Semen Analysis
SAHM – Stay at Home Mom
SIL – sister In-Law


2ww – Two Week Wait – Luteal Phase (time from O til AF)
TR – Tubal Reversal
TTFN – Ta ta for now
TTC – Trying to conceive
TMI – Too much information
TIA – Thanks in advance


UTI – Urinary Tract Infection
US, u/s – Ultrasound or ultrasonography
u/s – ultrasound


V -  Vasectomy
VR -  Vasectomy Reversal


WAHM – Work at home mom
WOHM – Work outside the home mom


YI – Yeast Infection


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