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Common Abbreviations List

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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

by on Oct. 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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by Silver Member on Dec. 19, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Bumpity bump!

by Christina :) on Dec. 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM
by Member on Feb. 6, 2015 at 1:46 AM
by Ally on Jul. 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM
by Member on Jul. 18, 2017 at 4:39 PM
Thanks for posting.
by on Aug. 1, 2017 at 9:35 AM
Great list
by on Aug. 13, 2017 at 11:04 PM

thanks for sharing

by Ally on Oct. 6, 2017 at 10:24 PM
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