What do all the abbreviations mean?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1809 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@AlwaysLoverly:  DH-dear hubby DD-dear daughter DS-dear son NTNP-not trying not planning BFP-big fat positive BFN-big fat negative TTC-trying to conceive I’m sorry I literally can’t think of any right now! Maybe someobe else will be more help! 

Post # 4
5664 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I know that there are lists floating around here that detail all of the abbreviations. But to start, DH = Dear Husband, NT = Not trying. 

A few others:

TTC – trying to conceive (pretty obvious)

BFP – big fat positive

BFN – big fat negative

CD – cycle day

NTNP – not trying not preventing.

I”m sure someone will chime in here shortly with the glossary!

Post # 6
4816 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I haven’t got a clue, but agree that the abbreviations are a bit out of control on the TTC threads.   

Post # 7
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

NT or NTS–Nuchal translucency or nuchal translucency screening (a Downs marker)

U/s– Ultrasound

AF– Aunt Flo

DPO–Days past ovulation

OPK– ovulation predictor kit

CD– Cycle Day

They take a little, but once you see them a few times it gets a LOT easier!


Post # 8
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Atalanta:  The TTC abbreviations are nothing compared to the IVF and other fertility threads 🙂

Post # 9
3122 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

BD – Baby Dance!

CM – Cervical Mucus

Post # 10
9167 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

What’s EW mean?  I always just read that as “ewwww”.  As in, “My discharge [or whatever] was ewwwww.”  Ha!

Post # 12
4816 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeeShell:  Oh silly me here I thought TTC threads covered everything from fertility issues to IVF.

Post # 13
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Atalanta:  Oh they do touch on fertility issues but if you go into an actual thread for IVF and such other procedures the abbreviations are much more intense!

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