New To Site What Do All The Abbreviations Mean

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clueless - November 28

Hi Ladies! - I am new to the site and trying to figure out what all the abbreviations are. Can anyone clue me in? BFN/ BFP / CM/IF ..?? I think I know AF..aunt Flo?? Thanks in advance!

 

Patti - November 28

BFN is big fat negative. BFP is big fat positive. CM is cervical mucus (discharge), yes AF is aunt flo. I have to say I don't know anything about IF... Welcome to the site and good luck!

 

clueless - November 28

Thank you Patti! -- Best of luck to you as well. So far this site really seems to be helpful...and comforting.

 

my2cents - November 28

to clueless, IF is invitro fertilization or it may have been a typo for IB, which is Implantation Bleeding. DH is darling husband (or you could probably find another meaning :>) TTC is trying to conceive, DPO is days past ovulation HPT is home pregnancy test. If you search far back in the thread there are a few posts for abbreviations. If there are others that you are unsure of, just ask, we are more than happy to help! Good luck!!

 

hmm - November 28

some are scared to ask for your 2 cents. be nice and answer questions with some thought to the person asking.

 

to hmm from my2cents - November 28

what exactly are you talking about? I've answered clueless' question and thought I was being rather nice. You should practice what you preach!!

 

clueless - November 28

Thanks again...now I am getting it! -- and yes, I meant IB. So ...me and my DH have TTC for 2 months and I took a HPT yesterday and got a BFN.....how'd I do?!! :-) -- yup ...got a neg on the test...9 days late...

 

my2cents - November 28

to clueless, you're doing great!! Good luck with TTC, and loads of baby dust to you!

 

clueless - November 28

Thanks for the baby dust my2cents! I guess I will just wait it out.mild cramping, lots of CM, but that is it for symptoms. When should I test again?

 

my2cents - November 28

You should wait a few days and try another HPT, the HCG levels double every few days, so if you are preggers, than it is just a matter of time, but remember sometimes the symptoms for pregnancy are very simillar to af symtoms, but I will keep everything cross for you. Good luck!

 

clueless - November 28

yes, I have heard that. The waiting is tough. Anyone else about 9 days late and get a HFN? What symptoms do you have?

 

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