Here Is An
Extensive List Of Commonly Used Online Acronyms/Abbreviations. Many Are Trying to Conceive (TTC) Related, And Some
The Most Unwanted and Most Uninvited of House Guests.
AFK--Away From Keyboard
AKA--Also Known As
BBT--Basal Body Temperature/Thermometer
BCP--Birth Control Pill
BD--Baby Dancing--Also Our Favorite
Brand Name Basal Body Thermometer, B-D
BFN--Big Fat Negative
BFP--Big Fat Positive
BRB--Be Right Back
BRB RQ--Be Right Back Real Quick
BTDT--Been There Done That
BTW--By The Way
C#--Cycle You're On Since TTC
CL--Community Leader, Co-Leader
CNM--Certified Nurse Midwife
CP–Cervical Position (The
Most Fertile CP is Soft, High,
Open, Wet =SHOW)
CYA SOON--See You Soon
D–Day Of Cycle You Are On
D/A, aka, DA--Dear Angel (Members
Often Refer To Children Lost To Miscarriage or Other Tragedies In This Way)
DPO--Days Past Ovulation
D&C--Dilation & Curettage
DEM--Direct Entry Midwife
DH--Dear Husband/Darn Husband/Designated
DSC--Dear Step Child(ren)
DSD--Dear Step Daughter
DSS--Dear Step Son
E2EA–Expecting To Expect Anonymous; Consider Yourself
a Potential Member of E2EA If You Have Done Any Of The Following:
1. You intended to be on-line briefly, but couldn't help but read
2. If you log on 3-6 or more times a day just to catch the latest
3. Logged on to the Internet to work on something else but just had
to stop by the boards and peek.
4. You've graduated, but check back in often to find out if any of
your ex-cycle buddies got the Big +.
5. You've brought friends over to the board from other boards just
because the support here is so wonderful.
6. You log on before work just to keep up-to-date only to look at
the clock and find out your going to be late for work.
7. Have had a cycle buddy from the board more than once.
EBS--Exploding Boob Syndrome (Can Be Either A Real
Pregnancy Symptom or a PMS Symtpom.)
E-C/S--Emergency Ceserean Section
E2E Grads--Expecting To Expect Graduates; Refers To Those E2E Members That Have Achieved Their Goals Of Pregnancy (We Also Have A Website For
E2E Grads--See Link On This Site Or At The E2E Message Board)
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucous (The Most Fertile Kind)
FD--Fertility Drool, aka, CM
FRCR--First Response Crappy Result
FRER--First Response Early Result (Note: This Test Has A Really
Bad Reputation On E2E For Giving False Negatives, As Well As False Positives, Hence The Name Above, FRCR. ;)
FWIW--For What It's Worth
GIFT--Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
Grad(s)--Graduate (Also See E2E Grads For More Info)
HCG--Human Chorionic Gondadotropin; The *Pregnancy Hormone*
HSG--Hysterosalpingogram--Refers To An X-ray Study Of The Inside
Of The Uterus To Check That The Shape Of The Inner Cavity Of The Uterus Is Normal And That The Fallopian Tubes
HPT--Home Pregnancy Test
HPT-PD–Home Pregnancy Test Police Deptartment; Members are
referred here when they test too early only if someone from the HPT-PD hasn't gotten to you first.
HTH--Hope that Helps
ICSI--Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
I.E.--In Other Words
IKWYM--I Know What You Mean
IOS--Imaginary Ovulations Signs/Symptoms/Syndrome
IPS--Imaginary Pregnancy Syndrome; This Can Include: EBS, Boobs Looking
Like A Road Map (i.e., Lots Of Blue Veins), Constant Peeing,
IUD--Intrauterine Device (A Form Of Birth Control)
IVF--In Vitro Fertilization
LMP--Last Menstrual Period
LNMW--Lay Nurse Midwife
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
LP – Luteal Phase: (The Time Frame From O[vulation] to
AF) Needs to Be At Least 10 days Although the Average is 12-16 days.
M--More Text Inside
MAHWWETAAB--Mad At Hubby Who Won't Even Talk About A Baby.
M/C--Miscarriage (Some Members Also Use An Angel Symbol
[~i~] To Represent Their Children That Have Passed
Before Them, Due To Miscarriage Or Another Tragedy
Ment--Mentioned; As In "Pg Ment(ioned)"; People Put Things
Like "PG Ment" or "Baby Ment" or "M/C" In The Title Of Their Posts When Relevant, So Other People That Want To Avoid Certain
Sensitive Subjects Will Be Warned.
NT--No Text Inside
O – Ovulation
ODS--Our Daily Status
~O~Fairy, aka, O-Fairy--The Ovulation Fairy; She Brings You Your
~O~O~O~Vibes2U~O~O~O~ -- Ovulation Vibes To You
OP--Original Poster/Originally Posted
OPK--Ovulation Predictor Kits, aka, Overpriced Pee Kits.
OSBS--One-Step-Be-Sure (A Very Senstive HPT)
OTSBH--Over The Shoulder Baby Holder; Refers To The Brand Name
Of A Certain Baby Carrier/Sling
PAS—Pre-Pregnancy Answering Syndrome
POAS--Pee(ing) on a Stick
PCOC--Poly Cystic Ovarian
PCOS--Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome
PDOF--Peak Day Of Fertility
POTD--Partner Of The Day
PROM--Premature Rupture of Membranes
PPROM--Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
+++Thoughts2U+++ --Positive Thoughts To You
+++Vibes2U+++ --Positive Vibrations To You
+++2U SOON+++ --Positive HPT To You Soon
PMS--Premenstrual Syndrome--Does This Really Need An Explanation?
RPS--Real Pregnancy Syndrome/Symptoms
ROFLOL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROM--Rupture of Membranes
Spot--AF & UC's dog which often runs ahead of them to let you
know they are on their way.
TB--Turkey Baster--What to do with TB? Go ask on the board! he,he,he.
TCOYF--Taking Charge Of Your Fertility; The Definitive Guide to Natural
Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement by Toni Weschler, MPH. If You Don't Have This Book, May I Suggest You Check It Out
Of Your Local Library Or Buy A Copy For Around $23.00. You'll Refer Back To It Over & Over Again.
TIIC--The Idiots In Charge
TPTB--The Powers That Be
TTCA–Trying To Conceive Anonymous; Consider Yourself A
Potential Member Of TTCA If You Have Done At Least Two Of The Following:
1. Wander aimlessly around Walmart/Walgreens/K-Mart or any other
drug store looking for the digital thermometer with the perfect 'beep'.
2. Buy replacement batteries for your thermometer at least once a
month (a good rule of thumb for other addicts . . . change batteries on the day of AF that way the batteries will be nice
3. Only purchase a basal thermometer with the big BD (brand name)
on it because it reminds you exactly why you are taking your temperature.
4. Refuse to cover the little hole with tape (on the underside of
the thermometer) because you find the 'beeping' noise . . . soothing!
5. Take your temperature at the same time every morning, but also
take it at least four more times throughout the day, just so that you know your thermometer is 'working'.
6. Have a charting buddy so you can get encouragement when you 'O'
or when you get your 'thermal shift'.
7. If you get a temperature lower than your coverline, do you lie
to your charting buddy because you are in denial?
8. Enlist the help of your DH to check the thermometer readout while
it is still beeping in your mouth.
9. Take your digital thermometer on vacation with you so you don't
miss 'O' day or the 'thermal shift'.
10. If DH says you are getting obsessed with the whole temperature-taking
thing, do you cover the hole on the back of the thermometer and pray he does not wake up to the beeping sound?
TT--Top Ten (As in the top ten posts on a message board--some members consider
these spots to be "Lucky")
TTC--Trying to Conceive
TTC# -Which Number Child You Are TTC
TTFN--Ta Ta For Now
TTYS--Talk To You Soon
2WW--Two Week Wait
UC--Uncle Cramps--AF's Companion In Our Bodies, Which Only Constitutes
More Pain And More PMS
WTT--Waiting to Test--Also Refers To Waiting
To Try (As In TTC) In Certain Circles
YWIM--You Know What I Mean
ZIFT--Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer