Abbreviations

2WW 2 Week Wait
ACA Anti-cardiolipin Antibody
ACTH Adrenal Carticotropic Hormone
AF Aunt Flo, After Flo, Period, or Menstrual Cycle
AH Assisted Hatching
AI Artificial/Assisted Insemination
ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies
APA Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
APTT Activated Partial Thrombo Time
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA Anti-sperm Antibody
ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
B/W Bloodwork
BA Baby Aspirin
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BCP Birth Control Pills
BD Baby Dance (sex)
Beta HCG pregnancy test
BFN Big Fat Negative
BFP Big Fat Positive
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CASA Computer-assisted Semen Analysis
CB Cycle Buddy
CBAVD Congenital Bilateral Absence of Vas Deferens
CCCT, CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test
CD Cycle Day
CF Cystic Fibrosis
CM Cervical Mucus
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
COH Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
CP Cervical Position
CPFM ClearPlan Fertility Monitor (Brand Name)
CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C Dilation & Curettage
D&E Dilation & Evacuation
DE Donor Eggs
DES Diethylstillbestrol
DH Dear Husband
DHEAS Dihydroepiandrosterone
DI Donor Husband
DIPI Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
DOR Diminished Ovarian Reserve
DP3DT Days Post 3-Day Transfer
DP5DT Days Post 5-Day Transfer
DPO Days Post-Ovulation
DPR Days Post-Retrieval
DPT Days Post-Transfer
DW Dear Wife
Dx Diagnosis
E2 Estradiol
EB, EMB Endometrial Biopsy
ENDO Endometriosis
EPT Early Pregnancy Test
ER Egg Retrieval
ET Egg Transfer
ETA Embryo Toxicity Assay
ETF Embryo Toxicity Factor
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBG Fasting Blood Glucose
FF Fertility Friend
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
FI Fasting Insulin
FM Fertility Mucus or Fertility Monitor
FP Follicular Phase
FRED Fertility Response Early Detection (Brand Name)
Frostie Frozen Embryo
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
FTTA Fertile Thoughts to All
GD Gestational Diabetes
GI Gastrointestinal
GIFT Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
GP General Practitioner
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HCP Health Care Practitioner
HEPA Hampster Egg Penetration Assay
HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC Hysteroscopy
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
HX History
IBT Immunobead Binding Test
ICI Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI Intra-cytoplamic Sperm Injection
IF Infertility
IGTT Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test
IM Intramuscular injections
INCIID International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
IOR Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IR Insulin Resistant
ITI Intra-tubal Insemination
IUGR Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
IUI Intra-uterine Insemination
IVC Intra-vaginal Culture
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IVF/ET In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAD Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
Lap Laparoscopy
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LIT Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
LMP Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LP Luteal-Phase
LPD Luteal-Phase Defect
LSP Low Sperm Count
LUF, LUFS Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome