Friday, 18 January 2013

Fertility Code-breaker

As I changed the theme days this post is on the wrong day but as I did my fashion post yesterday I will do the TTC post today. Before I write osts I should fill you in on fertility jargon- 

2WW: Two week wait (before testing, not always 2 weeks)
AF: Aunt Flo, your period.
BD: Baby Dance. Have intercourse for conception purposes or by extension any form of insemination.
BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
CD: Cycle Day
CH: Crosshairs- the lines drawn on the chart to indicate ovulation
CL: Coverline
CM: Cervical mucous, also known as cervical fluid. It is fluid produced by your cervix as you approach ovulation due to increased estrogen.
CP: Cervical Position
DH, DD, DS: Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, Dear Son
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
EDD: Estimated Due Date
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GnRH: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
HPT: Home pregnancy test. Measures levels of the hormone hcG which are produced in pregnancy.
HcG: Hormone detected by pregnancy tests. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.

ICSI =  Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IUI: Intra-uterine insemination
IVF: In-vitro fertilization
LH: Luteinizing Hormone
LMP: Last menstrual period. The first day of your last period.
LOL: Laughing out loud
LP: Luteal Phase
LPD: Luteal Phase Defect
M/C: Miscarriage
O: Ovulation
OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit. OPKs measure luteinizing hormone, the last hormone to peak before ovulation.
POAS: Pee on a stick
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist- Fertility Specialist
TTC: Trying to conceive.

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