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The Language of Fertility: Understanding Trying To Conceive Abbreviations

The journey of trying to conceive can be filled with new terms and abbreviations that are unfamiliar to those just starting out. From OPKs to BFPs, the language around fertility and conception can almost seem like a foreign language. In this article, we will define some of the most common abbreviations and terms used when trying to get pregnant and navigating fertility treatments.

Whether you are just beginning your conception journey or are already knee-deep in complicated fertility medical terms, this guide to the abbreviations used during the trying to conceive (TTC) process will help provide a useful reference. Learning the shorthand language used by those trying for a baby can not only help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, but also allow you to connect with others online who are going through similar experiences. Here are some of the most common Trying To Conceive Abbreviations. 

Here are some of the most common Fertility Acronyms :


TTC – Trying To Conceive

TTW / 2WW – Two Week Wait

AF – Aunt Flow

AMH – Anti-Mullerian Hormone 

ART: Assisted reproductive technology

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BFP – Big Fat Positive

BFN: Big Fat Negative

BBT – Basal Body Temperature

BD – Baby Dance (sex)

Beta – HcG pregnancy test

CB: Cycle Buddy

CD: Cycle Day

СМ – Cervical Mucus

CP – Cervical Position

DPO – Days Post Ovulation

DE – Donor Eggs

DI – Donor Husband

DOR –  Diminished Ovarian Reserve

DPR –  Days Post-Retrieval

DPT – Days Post-Transfer

ENDO –  Endometriosis

EPT – Early Pregnancy Test

ER – Egg Retrieval

ET – Embryo Transfer

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer

FSH – Follicle-stimulating hormone

HA – Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

HPT – Home Pregnancy Test

HSG – Hysterosalpingogram

IF – Infertility

IR – Insulin Resistant

IVF – In Vitro Fertilization

IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

LAP – Laparoscopy

LH – Luteinizing Hormone

LMP –  Last Menstrual Period (start date)

LSP – Low Sperm Count

PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

MC – Miscarriage

ММС – Missed Miscarriage

OTC – Over the Counter

ОРК – Ovulation Prediction Kit

OV – Ovulation

PI – Primary Infertility

PID –  Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

POF – Premature Ovarian Failure

POI –  Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

RPL – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

SA –  Semen Analysis

SI –  Secondary Infertility

STD –  Sexually Transmitted Disease

US  –  Ultrasound

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our consultation page where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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