(in)Fertility Dictionary

  • 2WW – Two Week Wait (days between ovulation and menstruation, aka Luteal Phase)
    • Also feels like the longest part of every cycle when trying to conceive
  • AF – Aunt Flo aka your period
  • ART – Advanced Reproductive Technology
  • BD – Baby Dance aka sex
  • Beta – Blood test to determine if you’re pregnant
  • BFN – Big Fat Negative aka Not Pregnant
  • BFP – Big Fat Positive aka Pregnant
  • CD – Cycle Day
  • DPO – Days Past Ovulation
  • Dr. CP Dr. Crabby Pants aka the other RE in the practice, the doctor we don’t like
  • Dr. GL – Dr. Good Looks aka my primary RE, the doctor we like
    • Nickname compliments of my mother. When asking me who he was, she said, “Is he that good looking one who performed your surgery?”
  • FRER – First Response Early Result (pregnancy test)
  • HCGHuman Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
  • HSG – Hysterosalpingogram (test to see if your tubes are open/blocked)
  • IUI – Intrauterine Insemination (most commonly known as “artificial insemination”)
  • IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
  • LHLuteinizing Hormone
  • LP – Luteal Phase (days between ovulation and menstruation, aka 2WW when trying to conceive)
  • OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
  • RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist aka (in)Fertility Specialist
  • SA – Semen Analysis
  • TTC – Trying to Conceive

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