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what the #$%# is a dd and DH

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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everyone uses those words dd and dh and its like everyone what do they mean

by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 11:54 PM

darling daughter darling husband unless your mad then its damn husband

Our freedom and rights are my husbands job security. Thank your troops.

by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 11:56 PM


Quoting eag3134:

everyone uses those words dd and dh and its like everyone what do they mean

by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 12:16 AM


by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM
And what about LO.
by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 12:34 AM

LO = Little One

In the CafeMom Newcomers Club group, there is a forum for starting out on CafeMom. This forum has a post that has a bunch of the frequently used abbreviations. I find myself referencing it fairly often and it helps a lot.

by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Finally!  a post about this...I figured there must be a CafeMom abbreviations dictionary somewhere that I wasn't privy too!  I've been able to figure out most of the acronyms but sheesh! it's really hard sometimes.  I always thought it was Dear Husband and Dear Daughter, etc.  Can you all enlighten with some more of the common acronyms used here?  TY :)

by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 9:10 AM
OMG! I thought I was the only one going crazy trying to figure this out too. Can someone tell me where these abbreviations are listed? Thanks!
by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 10:43 AM

 2WW (aka. TWW) - Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation

AF - Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
AH - Assisted Hatching
AI - Artificial Insemination
AKA - Also Known As

BABY ASPIRIN - aka. children's aspirin which contains only 80mg of aspirin used to quiet immune system
BAW - Board at work
BBT - Basal Body Temperature
BD - Baby Dance, Sex
Beta - Blood test for PG
BFN - Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)
BFP - Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
BTW - By the way
BC - Birth Control
BCP - Birth Control Pills
BIL - Brother inlaw
BBs - BooBies AKA Breasts, Boobs, funbags etc
BA - Baby Aspirin
BM - Breast Milk
BPM - Beats per minute
BOB - Baby on board

CB - Clear Blue Pregnancy Test
CBFM - Clear Blue Fertility Monitor
CD - Cycle Day
CL - Corpus Luteum
CM- Cervical Mucus, Icky Sticky
CP - Cervical Position
C# - Cycle Number
CP - Cervical Position

DD - Dear Daughter
DH- Dear Husband
DP - Dancing Partner; spouse, or significant other
DPO - Days Past Ovulation
DB - Dear Boyfriend
DS - Dear Son
DTD - Doing The Dance, BD, sex
DPT - Days Post-Transfer
D&C - Dilate and Curetage

EC - Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD - Estimated Due Date
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EWCM - Egg-White Cervical Mucus
ER - Egg Retrieval
ET - Egg transfer
EPT - Early Pregnancy Test
EPU - Early pregnancy unit
ETA - Edited to add
EVAP - Evapouration

FIL - Father in law
FMU - First morning urine
FOB - Father of baby
FRER - First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)
FXed - Fingers crossed
FRER - First response early result
FAO - For attention of

GP - General Practitioner
Gyno - Gynocologist

HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - detected in HPTs
HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray
HB - Heartbeat

ICSI Microfertilization
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
IC - Internet Cheapie
IYKWIM - If you know what i mean
IRL - In real life
IYO - In your opinion
IMO - In my opinion

KEGELS - The muscle used to stop the flow of urine.

LH - Luteinizing Hormone - detected in OPKs
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LP - Luteal Phase, days between ov & AF
LMAO - Laughing my ass off
LAP - Laparoscopy
LMP - Last Menstrual Period
LSP - Low Sperm Count
LO - Little One

MC, m/c - Miscarriage
MMC - Missed miscarriage
MF - MaleFactor
MIL - Mother in law
M/S, MS - Morning Sickness
NP - No Problem

NTNP - Not trying, not preventing

O or OV - Ovulation
OH - Other Half
OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit
OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OMG - Oh My God
OP - Original poster

PG - Pregnancy, pregnant
PNV - Prenatal Vitamin
PCO - Polycystic Ovaries
PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PMA - Positive mental attitude
PMS - Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS - Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
PND - Post Natal Depression
PGP - see SPD

RE - Reproductive Endocronolgist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems
R-FSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
ROBI - A term used which refers to Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing

SOD - Sex on Demand
SA - Semen Analysis
SAHM - Stay at Home Mom
SAHD - Stay-At-Home Dad
SIL - Sister in law
STD - Sexually Transmitted Disease
SMEP - Sperm meets egg plan
SPD - Symphisis pubis dysfunction - Also know as PGP, Pelvic girdle pain

TCOYF - *“Taking Charge of Your Fertility*” by Toni Weschler
TR - Tubal Reversal
TTC - Trying To Conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
TR - Tubal Reversal
TIA - Thanks in Advance
TWW - Two week wait

U/S - Ultrasound
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

WAH - Work at Home
WAHM - Work at Home Mum
WAHD - Work at Home Dad
WAHP - Work at Home Parents

YI Yeast Infection

by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM

A few more I see frequently (as if there weren't enough)

BF - Breastfeeding, breastfed, could mean boyfriend in certain settings

CD - Cloth diapering

CIO - Cry it out (method for getting a child to self sooth)

EBF - Exclusively breastfeeding, exclusively breastfed

ERF - Extended rear facing (in car seat)

FF - Formula fed/feeding or forward facing in car seat (you pretty much have to use context clues to figure out which one they mean)

IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

LC - Lactation consultant

LLC - Licensed lactation consultant

LLL - La Leche League

NIP - Nurse in public

SD - Step daughter

SO - Significant other

SS - Step son

Sorry, I breastfeed, so I see tons related to that!

by on Jan. 4, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Cool!  Thanks all for the enlightenment.  I was ROFLOL with some of these.  I could never for the life of me figure out exactly what AF meant! haha!  I could determine the general meaning from surrounding text, but I honestly thought it had to be some technical term I never heard before.  Now Aunt Flo, I know all too well! haha

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