Doing the BD with my DH while TTC hoping for a BFP

When texting became all the rage, cell phone users had to learn a whole new language in order to understand one another. Some texting abbreviations like LOL (laughing out loud) have become so common place, Merriam-Webster’s has even added them to its dictionary. Newbies to the trying to conceive world, typically abbreviated as TTC, may face the same confusion when confronted with the numerous TTC abbreviations. TTC abbreviations will show up all over the Internet including on blogs, forums, websites, and sometimes people even use them in face-to-face conversations.I’ve compiled some of the most common TTC abbreviations I have run across, along with their meanings:Numerous acronyms exist for communicating online.

2 WW – Two Week Wait (Luteal Phase – 14 days after ovulation)
AF – Aunt Flo (menstruation, period)
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BD – Baby Dance (Sex)
BFN – Big Fat Negative (on a pregnancy test)
BFP – Big Fat Positive (on a pregnancy test)
CB – Cycle Buddy – Same cycle day as yourself!
CM – Cervical Mucus
DH – Dear Husband
DP – Dancing Partner (spouse or significant other)
DPO – Days Past Ovulation
DUST – Pregnant women or mothers sprinkle pregnancy dust on TTCers
EDD – Estimated Due Date
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
LP – Luteal Phase (days between ovulation and menstruation)
O or OV – Ovulation
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
RE – Reproductive endocrinologist – doctor who specializes in fertility problems

For more lists of TTC acronyms, check out Trying to Conceive and Momaroo


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