Post # 1
Hey all. I’m editing the Baby Abbrevations page. Here http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Abbreviations#Common_Baby_Related_Abbreviations
Can you tell me what’s missing?
- AF – Aunt Flo (i.e. period)
- BC – Birth control
- BCP – Birth control pills
- BD – Baby Dance (i.e. have sex)
- BFP – Big Fat Positive
- CD – Cloth diapers
- DD – Dear Daughter
- DS – Dear Son
- HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
- LMP – Last Mentrual Period
- NFP – Natural Family Planning (as a birth control method)
- NTNTC or NTNT – Not Trying Not To Conceive
- OB – Obstetrician
- Stay-At-Home Mom – Stay at home mom
- Stay-At-Home Dad – Stay at home dad
- Stay-At-Home Wife – Stay at home wife
- TTC – Trying to conceive
- TWW – Two week wait
- US or U/S – Ultrasound
I was browsing some threads trying to find some abbrevations.
I saw RE. What is RE? I found it in this thread. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-many-of-us-are-using-fertility-medications
For someone will start TTC at the end of the summer, I’m new to all of these abbrevations.
Post # 3
Wow great to see this, I’m not having a baby now but I saw BD and BFP and was so confused!
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: haha, yeah for a while I was trying to figure out what TWW was.
Post # 5
RE is Reproductive Endocrinologist
Post # 6
I also use OBC (oral birth control) which is a common abbreviation used by health professionals.
And you have a typo – TWW not TTW
Post # 7
I had a hard time figuring out what CIO method for babies.
CIO = Cry IT Out
Post # 8
Isn’t there also an abbrevation for Fertiliy monitor? I don’t think it’s FW. It think there is an O in it, maybe for Ovulation monitor?
ETA: Oh, what is OPK?… I think is it similar to pregnancy test.
@kirabee: Oh, thanks! Good catch! I’ll change that.
Post # 9
OPK – ovulation predictor kit
Haha I know one!
Post # 10
Since you have BFP, probably should add BFN – big fat negative.
I also see LO – little one used also in reference to babies or children.
Post # 12
I haven’t seen this used on this board but IF = Infertility
Post # 13
Oh, and in TTC lingo, CD is cycle day. And DPO is days past ovulation.
Post # 14
I think I must be in the minority, but I find most of these abbreviations to be tiresome and kind of robotic. I don’t know why everything has to be given a handy acronym.
Just personally it makes the process more like a set of directions for putting together a microwave or something than having a baby. I dunno, maybe it’s just me but the “TWW” and “OPK/HPT/etc etc” terms are really kind of depressing.
Post # 15
Ok, I’ll add them to the list. If there are any other abbrevations the list is missing, let me know! Thanks everyone!
@fiya: If you don’t like using abbrevations, you are free to write out the whole word. There’s nothing wrong with that. Some of us find it easier to use abbrevations. I write out husband instead of DH sometimes if the OP is new to the site.
Post # 16
Along with the infertility words, you may want to add IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)