Help with abbreviations
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I know I seem stupid - May 4

Ok, I may be completely stupid, but can somebody help me out with a couple of the abbreviations? I don't know what dh, db, a/f, or cm stand for. I'm fairly new at internet speak, so if you would help I would really appreciate it. :-)


I felt the same - May 4

ACA Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies
ACTH Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone
AF Aunt Flo (Menstruation)
AFNW Aunt Flo Not Wanted
AH Assisted Hatching
AZH Assisted Hatching
AI Artificial Insemination
ANA Anti-Nuclear Antibodies
APA Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies
APTT Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA Anti-Sperm Antibody
ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
ATA Anti-Thyroid Antibody
AVA Anti-Ovarian Antibody
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BD Baby Dancing (Making Love, Having Sex)
BCP Birth Control Pills
BFN Big Fat Negative
BFP Big Fat Positive
BMS Baby-Making Sex
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CASA Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis
CCCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)
CB Cycle Buddy
CD Cycle Day
CF Cervical Fluid
CM Cervical Mucus
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
CP cervical position
CPFM Clear Plan Fertility Monitor
CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C Dilation & Curettage
D&E Dilation & Evacuation
DD Dear Daughter
DE Donor Eggs
DES Diethylstilbestrol (A Synthetic Estrogen)
DF Dear Fiance
DI Donor Insemination
DIPI Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
DH Dear Husband
DOST Direct Oocyte-Sperm Transfer
DP Dear Partner
DPO Days Post-ovulation
DS Dear Son
Dx Diagnosis
E2 Estradiol
E Endometrial Biopsy
Endo Endometriosis
EPT Early Pregnancy Test
ET Embryo Transfer
ETF Embryo Toxic Factor
ETA Embryo Toxicity Assay
EW Egg White Consistency (Related to CM)
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
FRE First Response Early (HPT)
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA Fertile Thoughts To All
GIFT Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
GnRH Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP General Practitioner
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HEPA Hamster Egg Penetration Assay
HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
HX History
IBT Immunobead Binding Test
ICI Intra-Cervical Insemination
ICSI Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF Infertility
IM Intra-Muscular (Injections)
IOR Immature Oocyte Retrieval
ITI Intra-tubal Insemination
IUGR Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
IUI Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAD Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
LAP Laparoscopy
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LIT Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
LMP Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LO Love Olympics (Love Making)
LPD Luteal Phase Defect
LUF Luteinized Unruptured Follicle
MC Miscarriage
m/c Miscarriage
misc. Miscarriage
MESA Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
NEST Non-Surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning
NK Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)
NORIF Non-Stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (Office) Fertilization
NP Nurse Practitioner
NSA Non-Surgical Sperm Aspiration
O Ovulate/ or ovulation
OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
O/T Off Topic
POAS Pee on a stick (take a HPT!)
PCO Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOD Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCT Post Coital Test
PESA Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
PG Pregnant
PI Primary Infertility
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PLI Paternal Leukocyte Immunization
PMS Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POF Premature Ovarian Failure
PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
R-hFSH Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RI Reproductive Immunologist
RIP Reproductive Immunophynotype
ROS Reactive Oxygen Species
RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSA Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Rx Prescription
SPA Sperm Penetration Assay
SA Semen Analysis
SART Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
SCORIF Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval In (Office) Fertilization
SI Secondary Infertility
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SPA Sperm Penetration Assay
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
SUZI Sub-Zonal Insertion
TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility (great book!)
TeBG Testosterone-estradiol-binding Globulin
TESA Testicular Sperm Aspiration
TESE Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET Tubal Embryo Transfer
TMI Too Much Info
TORCH Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes test
TRH Thyroid-releasing Hormone
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC Trying To Conceive
TUFT Trans-Uterine Fallopian Transfer
Tx Treatment
US Ultrasound
u/s Ultrasound
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
WBC White Blood Cells
2WW 2 week wait(the time after ovulation/before expected AF
ZIFT Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer


thanks - May 4

Thank you so much.


Heather - May 4

Click on this site: and on the left side click on "Abbreviations" Very easy to read!!


grateful - May 4

thanks Heather.



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