Center for Assisted Reproduction

The ABCs of TTC

By SEO Admin on September 12, 2010

Hop on any infertility (IF) website, support group or blogand you will immediately be inundated with a plethora of acronyms. It can be confusing, to say the least! It's a special language to be certain. As someone who has conquered IF, I thought it would be helpful to others starting down this road, or who know someone with IF and want o educate themselves,to have an understanding of what all of these letters mean. Some commonly used acronymsarelisted below in alphabetical order.

AF - Aunt Flow (your period)

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT - Basal Body Temperature

BFN - Big Fat Negative (test result)

BFP - Big Fat Positive (test result)

CASA - Computer Assisted Semen Analysis

CB - Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)

CCCT - Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge)

CD - Cycle Day

CF - Cervical Fluid

CL - Corpus Luteum

CM - Cervical Mucus

COH - Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation

CP - Cervical Position

CY(#) - Cycle (# - Number)

D&C or D&E - Dilation and Curettage or Dilation and Evacuation

DE - Donor Eggs

DH / DD / DS - Dearest or Darling Husband / Daughter / Son

DI - Donor Insemination

DPO - DaysPast Ovulation

Dx - Diagnosis

E2 - Estradiol (Estrogen)

EC - Embryo Cyro/Freezing

EDD - Estimated Due Date

ENDO - Endometriosis

EPT - Early Pregnancy Test

ER - Egg Retrieval

ERT - Estrogen Replacement Therapy

ET - Egg/Embryo Transfer

EW - Egg White (consistency of cervical mucus)

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer

FP - Follicular Phase

FM - Fertility Monitor

FSH - Follicle Stimulation Horomone

FTTA - Fertile Thoughts To All

FMU - First Morning Urine

hCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy horomone)

HPT - Home Pregnancy Test

HSC - Hysteroscopy

HSG - Hysterosalpingogram

ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IF - Infertility

IM - Intra Muscular (injections)

IUI / AI - Intrauterine Insemination / Artificial Insemination


With Clomid

With FSH (gonadotropins) - Follicle Stimulating Horomone

With Donor Sperm

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

LH- Luteinizing Horomone

LAP - Laparoscopy

LMP - Late Menstrual Period

LP - Luteal Phase

2WW - Two Week Wait (Luteal Phase)

LSP - Low Sperm Count

MC or m/c - Miscarriage

MF - Male Factor

O or OV - Ovulation

OB - Obstetrician

OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OC - Oral Contraceptives

OCP - Oral Contraceptive Pill

OD - Ovulatory Dysfunction

OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit

OTC - Over The Counter

PCAP - Polycystic Appearing Ovaries

PCO - Polycystic Ovaries

PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease

PCOS (POS) - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCT - Post Coital Test

PG - Pregnancy, pregnant

PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

PI - Primary Infertility

PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

POC - Products Of Conception

REI or RE - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility or Reproductive Endocrinologist

RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Rx - Prescription

SA - Semen Analysis

SB or s/b - Stillbirth

SI - Secondary Infertility

SO - Significant Other

TR - Tube Reversal

TL - Tubal Ligation

TTC - Trying To Conceive

Tx- Treatment

US or u/s - Ultrasound

V - Vasectomy

VR -Vasectomy Reversal

Get In Touch

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Bedford Office

1701 Park Place Ave
Bedford, TX 76022

Closed Today

Fax: (817) 927-7919. Please note that weekend hours are available only for patients currently undergoing treatment. Office hours are occasionally subject to change.

More Info Directions (817) 540-1157

Fort Worth Office

1250 8th Ave
Ste 365
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Closed Today

Fax: (817) 927-7919. Please note that office hours are occasionally subject to change.

More Info Directions (817) 924-1572