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TTC - Trying to Conceive TTC - Trying to Conceive

Updating the abbreviations list

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It seems that the abbreviation list could use some updating.  BD isn't on there right now! lol  I know there are other abbreviations I've wondered about that aren't on there, either - like SMH.

Here is the list, if you can think of any abbreviation we should really have on this list - ones that get used here a lot, for example, but aren't on the list - please reply to this post with the abbreviation & what it means & I'll add them.  If you don't know what something means, reply with the abbreviation you're confused about so someone else can tell you - and everyone else who doesn't know. Bump it up even if you don't have additions so everyone can see this.

TIA for your help!

Here's a list of common abbreviations used on CafeMom. 

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo (period)
AP = Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment 
AYT = Are You There 
BBL = Be Back Later 

BBT = Basal Body Temperature (or thermometer)

BD = Baby Dance (have sex)
BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
BFN = Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
BFP = Big Fat Positive
(positive pregnancy test)
BIL = Brother-In-Law 
BL = Belly Laugh 
BRB = Be Right Back 

BTDT = Been There Done That
BTW = By The Way 

CD = Cycle Day
CIO = Crying It Out
CM = CafeMom 
CM = Cervical Mucus

CP = Cervical Position
CYL = Catch Ya' Later 

DA = Dear Angel
DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc 
DF = Dear/Darling Fiance
DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc 
DIKU = Do I Know You 

DPO = Days Post Ovulation
DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales) 
DSA = Direct Selling Association

DTD = Do the Deed (sex)
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucus (fertile in other words)
F2F = Face To Face 
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question 
FC = Foster Child

FF = Fertility Friend (charting website)
FIL = Father-In-Law 
FMU = First Morning Urine
FRER = First Response Early Result

FTW = For The Win
FWIW = For What It's Worth 

FX = Fingers Crossed
GF = Girlfriend 

GL = Good Luck
HTH = Hope That Helps 

HH9 = Healthy & Happy 9 months

hCG = hormone produced during pregnancy by the embryo & later the placenta - what we are testing for with the HPTs!

HPT = Home Pregnancy Test

HSG = xray test that examines the uterus & fallopian tubes & surrounding area

IB = Implantation Bleeding

ICI = Intercervial Insemination (sperm put into vagina either through sex or insemination from a donor)
IKWYM = I Know What You Mean 
IM = Instant Message 
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion 
IRL = In Real Life 

IS = Insert Sperm
ISO = In Search Of 
ITA = I Totally Agree

IUI = Intrauterine Insemination (sperm put into uterus to meet up with egg)

IVF = In Vitro Fertilization (egg & sperm meet up in petri dish & then put in uterus)
JK = Just Kidding 
JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
JUD = Jumping Up And Down
KWIM = Know What I Mean

KUP = Keep Us Posted

LH = Luteinizing Hormone (the hormone that signals ovulation, what we test for with the OPKs)
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs 

LP = Luteal Phase

LTTTC = Long Term Trying To Conceive
MB = Message Board 

M/C = Miscarriage
MD = Meltdown 
MIL = Mother-In-Law 
MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling 
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard

O (O'd/Oed) = Ovulate, Ovulated
OIC = Oh I See

OPK = Ovulation Prediction Kit
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
OT = Off Topic 
OTOH = On The Other Hand 

PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
PM = Private Message

POAS = Pee On A Stick

POSA = Pee On Stick Addict
POV = Point Of View 
PP = Previous Poster

PSA = Public Service Announcement
PTMM = Please Tell Me More 
RAK/DAK = Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
RE = Rolling Eyes

RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing 
ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off 
SAH(M) = Stay At Home (Mom)
SD = Step Daughter
SIL = Sister-In-Law 

SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other 
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex

TCOYF = "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" (book & website)
TIA = Thanks In Advance 
TMI = Too Much Information 
TOM = Time Of The Month 
TTC = Trying To Conceive 
TTYL = Talk To You Later 

TWW = Two Week Wait
TY = Thank You 
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back 
WTG = Way To Go 
WTH = What The Heck

Gwen (41)  David (54)  Augie (4.5)  Alex (3)

by on Oct. 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM
Replies (71-80):
by Gwen on Aug. 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Quoting CowgirlSoldier:

I would also suggest putting down TTC suplements

Maca Root:

Soy Isoflavones:



Raspberry Leaf Tea:

PH Balance Tea:

tell what they are for and why it is benificial to those TTC.

Very good idea, thanks! I'm going to add this to the TTC Primer I'm putting together.

by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM


by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

TCOYF taking charge of your fertility 

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:28 PM


Cafe Robin
by Head Admin on Aug. 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM


by Lindsay on Aug. 26, 2013 at 10:38 PM

 Thank you for this most of them i could guess but some were really throwing me off lol

by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

What's an evap?  Drying out a hpt to keep?

by Jessica on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

NTNP = Not trying not preventing

by Jessica on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:17 PM

D&C- dilation and curettage

by Jessica on Sep. 18, 2013 at 7:19 PM

EVAP is an evaporation line that sometimes appears in faulty tests, it looks like a positive but usually is too thin, in the wrong spot, or lacks color.

Quoting tansydreams:

What's an evap?  Drying out a hpt to keep?

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