ACRONYMS

2WW = 2 Week Wait
ABF = Adoptive Breastfeeding
AF = Aunt Flo or Menstrual cycle
AI = Artificial Insemination
AO = Anovulation
ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA = Anti-sperm Antibody
BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BH = Braxton Hicks Contractions
BMS = Baby-making Sex
BW = Blood Work
CB = Cycle Buddy
CCS = Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening
CD = Cycle Day
CF = Cervical Fluid
CM = Cervical Mucous
D&C = Dilation & Cuterage
D&E = Dilation & Evacuation
DE = Donor Eggs
DES = Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DH = Dear Husband
DI = Donor Insemination
DIUI = Donor Intrauterine Insemination
DOST = Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer
DPO = Days Post-Ovulation
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval
DPT = Days Post-Transfer
Dx = Diagnosis
E2 = Estradiol
EBM = Expressed Breastmilk
ED = Egg Donor
ENDO = Endometriosis
FHR = Fetal Heart Rate
FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
ET = Embryo Transfer
FE = Frozen Embryo
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH = Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GC = Gestational Carrier
GIFT = Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH = Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
GP = General Practitioner
GS = Gestational Surrogate
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
HYP = Hyperstimulation
ICSI = Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF = Infertility
IM = Intramuscular injections
IM = Intended Mother
IF = Intended Father
IOR = Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IP’s = Intended Parents
IR = Insulin Resistant
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg = Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAC = Licensed Acupuncturist
LAP = Laparoscopy
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LSP = Low Sperm Count
LPD = Luteal-Phase Defect
MC = Miscarriage
OD = Ovulatory Dysfunction
ODWU = One-day workup
OHSS = Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
OV = Ovulated
PA = Pelvic Adhesions
PCO = Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT = Post Coital Test
PG = Pregnant
PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO = Progesterone In Oil
PIP’s = Previous Intended Parents
PMS = Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POF = Premature Ovarian Failure
Prog = Progesterone
PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
RPL = Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
SA = Semen Analysis
SC = Subcutaneous Injections
SI = Secondary Infertility
SIS = Sister in surrogacy
SM = Surrogate Mother
SP = Sperm Count
STD = Sexually Transmitted Disease
Stims = stimulation drugs
Stimming = using drugs to stimulate the ovaries
TET = Tubal Embryo Transfer
TS = Traditional Surrogate
TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC = Trying to Conceive
TX = Treatment
UR = Urologist
US = Ultrasound
ZIFT = Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

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