(Closed) Please help me understand these abreviations?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016


the last list in this post is TTC related. 

Not on there: “IB” (I assume you meant that since I have no idea what BI is) which means “implantation bleeding” — sometimes when the embryo burrows in to the uterine lining you bleed a bit.  Women who have spotting around 8-10 days post ovulation (DPO) tend to wonder if it’s IB.

“FET”: frozen embryo transfer (often when you do IVF they’ll take out several eggs, create several embryos, but only put in one and freeze the rest for later use.  FET is when they use one of said frozen embryos.)

One I see isn’t on the list but is used often:

“CP”: chemical pregnancy — a miscarriage before 5 weeks pregnant (before 5 weeks it’s a “chemical pregnancy” because you can only detect the pregnancy via hcg.  Afterwards you can see/hear the pregnnacy in a clinic, theoretically, thus “clinical pregnancy”.  It’s differentiated because generally chemical pregnancies are thought to be caused by a genetic mishap in the embryo, and so it’s not as concerning to doctors re: future pregnancies).  Before the invention of sensitive home pregnancy tests you wouldn’t even know you had a CP since your period is often more or less on time when you have one.



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