Abbrevation Questions

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CWeber - January 2

O.K., though I generally know what abbreviations are referring to, what does af and bhf (I think that was the other one) mean exactly?

 

bbdreams - January 2

af - aunt flo(your period) bfp - big fat positive(positive pregnancy test) bfn - big fat negative Hope that helps! :)

 

Megs - January 3

You can also go to twoweekwait.com and they have a whole dictionary for abbreviations there! Good luck!

 

rusaguapa - January 3

* 2WW - 2 Week Wait (the time after ovulation until AF or a positive pregnancy test) * ACA -Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies * ACOG - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists * ACTH - Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone * AF - Aunt Flo (menstruation, menstrual period) * AFNW - Aunt Flo Not Wanted * AH, AZH - a__sisted Hatching * AI - Artificial Insemination * ANA - Anti-Nuclear Antibodies * APA - Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies * APTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time * ART - a__sisted Reproductive Technology * ASA - Anti-Sperm Antibody * ASRM - American Society of Reproductive Medicine * ATA - Anti-Thyroid Antibody * AVA - Anti-Ovarian Antibody * BBT - Basal Body Temperature * BD - Baby Dancing (Love Making) * BCP - Birth Control Pills * BFN - Bloody f%^*$#g negative (refering to a negative pregnancy test) * BFP - Bloody f%^*$#g positive (refering to a positive pregnancy test) * BMS - Baby-Making S_x * CAH - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia * CASA - Computer-a__sisted Semen a___lysis * CCCT- Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge) * CB- Cycle Buddy * CD - Cycle Day * CF - Cervical Fluid * CM - Cervical Mucus * CMV - Cytomegalovirus * CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife * CVS - Chorionic Villi Sampling * D&C - Dilation and Curettage * D&E - Dilation and Evacuation * DE - Donor Eggs * DES - Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen) * DH - Dear Husband * DI - Donor Insemination * DIPI - Direct Intra-Peritoneal Insemination * DOST - Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer * DP - Dear Partner * DPO - Days Post-Ovulation * DSOP - Dear Significant Other Person * DW - Dear Wife * Dx - Diagnosis * E2 - Estradiol * EB, EMB - Endometrial Biopsy * Endo - Endometriosis * EPT - Early Pregnancy Test * ET - Embryo Transfer * ETF - Embryo Toxic Factor * ETA - Embryo Toxicity a__say * EW-Egg White Consistency (refering to CM) * FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer * FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone * FTTA - Fertile Thoughts to All * GCT - Glucose Challenge Test * GIFT - Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer * GTT - Glucose Tolerance Test * GnRH - Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone * GP - General Pract_tioner * HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin * HEPA - Hamster Egg Penetration a__say * HMG - Human Menopausal Gonadotropin * HPT - Home Pregnancy Test * HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy * HSG - Hysterosalpingogram * Hx - History * ICI - Intra-Cervical Insemination * ICSI - Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection * INF - Infertility * IM - Intramuscular (injections) * IOR - Immature Oocyte Retrieval * ITI - Intra-tubal Insemination * IUGR - Intrauterine Growth Restriction * IUI - Intrauterine Insemination * IVF - In Vitro Fertilization * IVIg - Intravenous Immunoglobulin * LAD - Leukocyte Antibody Detection a__say * LAP - Laparoscopy * LH - Luteinizing Hormone * LIT - Leukocyte Immunization Therapy * LMP - Last Menstrual Period (start date) * LO - Love Olympics (Love Making) * LOL - Laughing Out Loud * LPD - Luteal Phase Defect * LUF - Luteinized Unruptured Follicle * MC, m/c, misc. - Miscarriage * MESA - Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration * NEST - Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning * NK - Natural Killer Cells (CD56+) * NORIF - Non-Stimulated Oocyte Retrieval in (office) Fertilization * NP - Nurse Pract_tioner * NSA - Non-Surgical Sperm Aspiration * NST - Non-Stress Test * OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist * OCT - Oxytocin Challenge Test * OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit * PCO, PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease * PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome * PCT - Post-Coital Test * PESA - Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration * PG - Pregnant * PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis * PI - Primary Infertility * PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease * PLI - Paternal Leukocyte Immunization * PMS - Pre-Menstrual Syndrome * POF - Premature Ovarian Failure * PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes * RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist (Infertility specialist) * R-hFSH - Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone * RI - Reproductive Immunologist * ROS - Reactive Oxygen Species * RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss * RSA - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion * Rx - Prescription * SPA - Sperm Penetration a__say * SA - Semen a___lysis * SART - Society of a__sisted Reproductive Technology * SI - Secondary Infertility * SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus * SPA - Sperm Penetration a__say * STD - S_xually Transmitted Disease * SUZI - Sub-Zonal Insertion * TeBG - Testosterone-Estradiol-Binding Globulin * TESA - Testicular Sperm Aspiration * TESE - Testicular Sperm Extraction * TET - Tubal Embryo Transfer * TORCH - Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes test * TRH - Thyroid-Releasing Hormone * TSH - Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone * TTC - Trying to Conceive * TUFT - Trans-Uterine Fallopian Transfer * Tx - Treatment * US, u/s - Ultrasound or ultrasonography * UTI - Urinary Tract Infection * WBC - White Blood Cells * ZIFT - Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer

 

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