Pregnancy Acronyms Explained

April 22, 2008

If you, like me are researching like mad for all things pregnancy/conception related you have undoubtedly found many websites where there are so many acronyms on each line you feel as though you have encountered an entirely different language! I’ve been picking it up as I go and thought I’d put them all here for newbies who feel confounded by the many sites out there. If you know of others please share and I will add them to the list.

BFN: Bonafide Negative Pregnancy Test

BFP: Bonafide Positive Pregnancy Test

CM: Cervical Mucus

EWCM: Egg White Cervical Mucus

BB: Boobs

DH: Dear Husband

DPO: Days past ovulation

TWW: Two week wait

TTC: Trying to Conceive

AF: Aunt Flow (Period)

IVF: In Vitro Fertilization

HCG: The pregnancy hormone that pregnancy tests detect

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

BD: Baby Dance/Sex

M/C: Miscarriage

POAS: Pee on a Stick (pregnancy test)

U/S: Ultrasound

RE: Reproductive Endicronologist.

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