Below are the most commonly used acronyms when speaking about reproduction and fertility. 


AF– Aunt Flow
BBT – Basal body temperature
BD – Baby Dance
BFP – Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
BFN – Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
CD – Cycle Day
CF – Cervical Fluid
CM – Cervical mucus
CP – Chemical Pregnancy or Cervical Position
D&C – Dilation & Curettage
D&E – Dilation and Evacuation
DPO – Days past ovulation
Dx – Diagnosis
EDD – Estimated due date
EWCM – Egg white cervical mucus (Fertile mucus)
EPT – Early pregnancy test
FM– Fertility Monitor
FMU – First morning urine
FP- Follicular phase
FRER – First Response Early Result
FSH – Follicle stimulating hormone
GCT – Glucose challenge test
GTT – Glucose tolerance test
HCG – Human chorionic gonadotrophin
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
Hx – History
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – Invitro Fertilization
LH – Lutenizing Hormone
LMP – Last menstrual period (start date)
LP – Luteal Phase
M/C – Miscarriage
MS – Morning Sickness
O – Ovulate
O’d – Ovulated
OPK – Ovulation Prediction Kit
P4 – Progesterone
PCOS – Poly cystic ovarian syndrome
PG – Pregnant
POAS – Pee on a stick
RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist (infertility specialist)
RPL – Recurrent pregnancy loss
RSA – Recurrent spontaneous abortion
Rx – Prescription
TTC – Trying to conceive
Tx – Treatment
US – Ultra sound

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