(Closed) Pregnancy Lingo and Acronyms

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Here’s some of the most common

AF=Aunt Flo (e.g. menstrual period)
BBT=basal body temperature (used to calculate a woman’s fertile days)
BCP=birth control pill
BD=baby dance (sex)
BFN=big fat negative (on a pregnancy test)
BFP=big fat positive (pregnancy test) 
CD=cycle day 
CM=cervical mucous (conducts sperm to the egg)
CP=cervial position
DPO=days past ovulation
EPT=early pregnancy test
EWCM=egg white cervical mucous (best for optimum sperm travel)
FRER=First Response Early Result (pregnancy test)
FMU=first morning urine (best time to take a pregnancy test)
HCG=human chorionic gonadotropin (hormone produced by a pregnant woman that is detected by pregnancy tests)
HPT=home pregnancy test
LMP=last menstrual period (start date)
LP=luteal phase (days after ovulation before start of next period)
OPK=ovulation predictor kit
POAS=pee on a stick (e.g. take a pregnancy test)
RE=reproductive endocrinologist
SA=semen analysis, 
TCOYF=Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book by Toni Weschler about natural methods to achieve and avoid pregnancy, see resources below)
TTA=trying to avoid (getting pregnant)
TTC=trying to conceive
TWW=two week wait (

Post # 5
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Mars62312:  Also, NTNT. Not Trying Not To (have a baby).

Post # 6
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mwitter80:  That’s amazing. SO helpful!!!

I remember awhile ago I was reading a thread and people kept saying they “BDed” on this day or that day. I knew that they were saying “have sex” from the context, but I could not for the LIFE of me guess what the abbreviation was for. I finally asked.

At which point I was like, “baby dance? seriously?  Are we all 8 years old?” LOL

Which reminds me, I’ve also seen “DTD: do the deed” (Or “did the deed”) for sex.

Post # 7
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mightywombat:  I had to ask what AF was. I also thought it was quite silly. lol

Post # 9
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you are reading the ones where they are already pregnant there is also MS: morning sickness. I can’t think of any others at the moment but I’ll add some if I think of them.

Post # 10
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

MC- Miscarriage

PP- Pregnancy Position (doggy style)

Post # 12
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

EDD: Expected due date

DS: dear son

Dear Daughter: dear daughter

Mother-In-Law: mother in law (seems to talked about a lot during pregnancy)

Father-In-Law: father-in-law

…and everyone covered pretty much everything else lol



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