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Old 05-10-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Frequently Used Abbreviations

Here are some frequently-used abbreviations that you may find in these forums:

AF = Aunt Flo (menstruation)
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BD = "Baby Dance" a.k.a. sexual intercourse
BFN = Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result)
BFP = Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result)
BMS= Baby-making Sex
BTW = By The Way
CAD = Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
CD = Cycle Day
CM = Cervical Mucus
D&C = Dilation & Curettage
DH = Dear Husband, Darling Husband
Dx = Diagnosis
ENDO = Endometriosis
FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA = Fertile Thoughts To All
GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP = General Practitioner
hCG, HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
IBS = Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRC = Internet Relay Chat
IUI = Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MC, m/c, misc. = Miscarriage
MIL = Mother In-law (also FIL, SIL, BIL for the others)
NP = Nurse Practitioner
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
PCO,PCOD = Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PG = Pregnant
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLOL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
SO = Significant Other
US, u/s = Ultrasound
UTI = Urinary Tract Infection
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Sorry- I couldn't find where there was an explanation of the various icons in margins.- (I.e. The different colored envelopes, opened or closed, the star-ratings, etc.) -Would make things a heck of a lot easier for me!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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What about HTH?

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for bringing this back!
what is dtd?
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:48 AM   #7
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"Do The Deed"
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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what about "ewcm"? thanx!
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #9
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"Egg White Cervical Mucus" - the most fertile type.
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