TTC abbreviations

One of the most confusing things when reading on trying to conceive forums is understanding the lingo. Here is a comprehensive list of what all the abbreviations are.

1WW/2WW 1 week wait/2 week wait (after having IUI or IVF)

2WW 2-Week Wait

ACA Anti-cardiolipin Antibodies

ACTH Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone

AF Aunt Flo (periods)

AH, AZH Assisted Hatching

AHI At-home Insemination

AI Artificial Insemination

AIH Artificial Insemination from Husband

ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies

AO Anovulation

AOA, AVA Anti-ovarian Antibody

APA Anti-phospholipid Antibodies

APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

ART Assisted Reproductive Technology

ASA Anti-sperm Antibody

ATA Anti-thyroid Antibody

AWOL A Woman On Lupron

B2 Baby Two

BA Baby Aspirin

BBT Basal Body Temperature

BCP Birth Control Pills

BD Baby Dance (sex)

BF Breastfeeding (or boyfriend)

BFN Big Fat Negative

BFP Big Fat Positive

BG Blood Glucose

BMS Baby-making Sex

BSE Breast Self-Exam

BT Balanced Translocation

BW, b/w Bloodwork

C# Cycle Number

CAD Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet

CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

CALP Carbohydrate Addict’s Life Plan

CASA Computer-assisted Semen Analysis

CB Cycle Buddy

CBAVD Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens

CCCT, CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)

CD Cycle Day

CD56+ Natural Killer Cells

CF Cervical Fluid

CM Cervical Mucus

CMV Cytomegalovirus

CNM Certified Nurse Midwife

COH Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation

CP Cervical Position

CPFM ClearPlan Fertility Monitor

CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling

D&C Dilation & Curettage

D&E Dilation & Evacuation

DE Donor Eggs

DES Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)

DHEAS Dihydroepiandrosterone Sulfate

DI Donor Insemination

DIPI Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination

DOR Diminished Ovarian Reserve

DOST Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer

DPO Days Post-Ovulation

DPR Days Post-Retrieval

DPT Days Post-Transfer

DP3DT Days Post 3-Day Transfer

DP3DT Days Post 5-Day Transfer

Dx Diagnosis

E2 Estradiol

EB, EMB Endometrial Biopsy

EDD Estimated Due Date

ENDO Endometriosis

EPO Evening Primrose Oil

EPT Early Pregnancy Test

ET Embryo Transfer

ETF Embryo Toxic Factor

ETA Embryo Toxicity Assay

EW, EWCM Egg white Cervical Mucus

FBG Fasting Blood Glucose

FI Fasting Insulin

FET Frozen Embryo Transfer

FF Fertility Friend or Fat Friendly

FHR Fetal Heart Rate

FP Follicular Phase

FM Fertile Mucus or Fertility Monitor

FR First Response Pregnancy test

FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FTTA Fertile Thoughts To All

FUR False Unicorn Root

FV Fertile Vibes

GD Gestational Diabetes

GI Gastrointestinal

GIFT Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer

GnRH Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone

GP General Practitioner

GTT Glucose Tolerance Test

HbA1c Glycosylated Hemoglobin (also called Glycohemoglobin)

hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HCP Health Care Practitioner

hMG, HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin

HPT Home Pregnancy Test

HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy

HSC Hysteroscopy

HSG Hysterosalpingogram

HV Health visitor

IBT Immunobead Binding Test

ICI Intra-cervical Insemination

ICSI Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF Infertility

IGTT Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test

IM Intra-muscular (WRT injections)

INCIID International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination

IOR Immature Oocyte Retrieval

IR Insulin Resistant

ITI Intra-tubal Insemination

IUFD Intra-uterine Fetal Demise

IUGR Intra-uterine Growth Retardation

IUI Intra-uterine Insemination

IVC Intra-vaginal Culture

IVF In Vitro Fertilization

IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin

LAD Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay

LAP Laparoscopy

LH Luteinizing Hormone

LIT Leukocyte Immunization Therapy

LMP Last Menstrual Period (start date)

LO Love Olympics (sex)

LP Luteal Phase

LPD Luteal Phase Defect

LSP Low Sperm Count

LUF, LUFS Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome

MC, m/c, misc. Miscarriage

MESA Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

MF Male Factor

MIFT Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer

MMR Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine

MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MW Midwife

NEST Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning

NK Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)

NORIF Non-stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization

NP Nurse Practitioner

NSA Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration

O, OV Ovulation

OB Obstetrician

OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OC Oral Contraceptives

OD Ovulatory Dysfunction

OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit

OPT Ovulation Predictor Test

OTC Over The Counter

OTTC Overweight & Trying To Conceive

OW Overweight

P4 Progesterone

PAI-1 Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1

PCAO Polycystic Appearing Ovaries

PCO Polycystic Ovaries

PCOD Polycystic Ovary Disease

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCP Primary Care Physician

PCT Post Coital Test

PESA Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

PG Pregnant

PGD Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

PI Primary Infertility

PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PIO Progesterone in Oil

PLI Paternal Leukocyte Immunization

PMS Pre-menstrual Syndrome

PNM Perinatal Mortality

POC Products of Conception

POF Premature Ovarian Failure

PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes

PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PZD Partial Zona Dissection

RE Reproductive Endocrinologist

R-FSH, R-hFSH Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone

RI Reproductive Immunologist

RIP Reproductive Immunophynotype

ROS Reactive Oxygen Species

RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

RSA Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion

Rx Prescription

SA Semen Analysis

s/b, S/B Stillbirth

SCORIF Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fertilization

SHG, SonoHSG Sonohysterogram

SI Secondary Infertility

SIS Saline Injection Sonogram

SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SPA Sperm Penetration Assay

STI Sexually Transmitted Illness

SUZI Sub-zonal Insertion

T1 Type I Diabetic — Juvenile Diabete

T2 Type II Diabetic — Insulin Resistant, Adult Onset

T4 Thyroxine

TEBG Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin

TESA Testicular Sperm Aspiration

TESE Testicular Sperm Extraction

TET Tubal Embryo Transfer

TL Tubal Ligation

TNF Tumor Necrosis Factor

TORCH Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus & Herpes test

TR Tubal Reversal

TRH Thyroid Releasing Hormone

TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TTC Trying to Conceive

TTCAR Trying to Conceive after Reversal

TUFT Trans-uterine Fallopian Transfer

Tx Treatment

TZD Thiazolidinediones

UR Urologist

US, u/s Ultrasound

UTI Urinary Tract Infection

V Vasectomy

VR Vasectomy Reversal

WBC White Blood Cells

WHR Waist to Hip Ratio

WLS Weight Loss Surgery

WNL Within Normal Limits

ZIFT Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

47XXY Klinefelter’s Syndrome