The ABC of getting pregnant

The ABC of getting pregnant

`Since we have been TTC for so long, I hope our next BD will lead to no AF and me feeling PUPO, so I can take a HPT and maybe have a BFP after I POAS.` (For those of you, for whom this is just gibberish, the meaning of this sentence can be found at the end of the post) 🙂

I felt very much lost in translation, when I first started reading articles, blogs and discussion boards about getting pregnant. Everyone was using these different acronyms and words I had never heard of before and I had to look up every single one of them. After a while, you get used to it of course and when you start using the acronyms yourself, that’s when you know you are really an expert and you officially speak BML (baby-making-language). 🙂 This one, I just added to the list myself.

For those who are interested to learn to understand it as well or those who want to look up some abbreviations, I made an overview below of the most frequently used acronyms for baby makers and I hope this ABC will be helpful for you.

AF: Aunt Flo (or period)

AMA: Advanced Maternal Age (as from 35 years old… OMG, I’m AMA already!)

ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology

BBT: Basal Body Temperature

BC: Birth Control

BCP: Birth Control Pill

BD: Baby Dance (or having sex)

BFN: Big Fat Negative (horrible…)

BFP: Big Fat Positive (Yeeeey)

CD: Cycle Day – Start of period

CM: Cervical Mucus (Fluid, secreted by the cervic – the amount and quality can predict much about the stage of the cycle you are in)

DH: Dear Husband (Yes, it always requires two People) 🙂

DPO: Days Past Ovulation

DPT: Days Past Transfer

DTD: Do The Deed

EC: Embryo Cryo (Freezing the Embryo for Implantation at a later Point in time)

EDD: Estimated Due Date

FX: Fingers Crossed

HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: (The presence of HCG is detected in pregnancy Tests)

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

IF: Infertility

IUI: Intra Uterine Insemination: (Sperm is being inserted directly in the uterus)

In Vitro Fertilization (It is the most famous assisted reproductive technology, where eggs and sperm are brought together in the lab to fertilize into an embryo, which is transferred back to the uterus afterwards.

MC: Miscarriage

MS: Morning Sickness

NO: No Oulation

O: Ovulation

PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

POAS: Pee on a stick

PG: Pregnant

PUPO: Pregnant until Proven Otherwise

TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (doctors mostly do a TSH test to check the functioning of your thyroid.

TTC: Trying to Conceive

US: Ultra Sound

Meaning of the beautiful sentence, rich in acronyms on top of the post: `since we have been trying to conceive for so long, I hope our next Baby Dance will lead to no Aunt Flo (period) and me feeling pregnant until proven otherwise, so I can take a home pregnancy test and maybe have a big fat positive after I peed on a stick ! `

4 Comments Add yours

  1. kimi says:

    Its like learning a new language! Haha


    1. Emmanuelle says:

      Haha, Yes it definitely is!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I just connected with you.. whoever you are … with this post

    Liked by 1 person

    1. EmmannuelleT says:

      Hi there, Thanks for connecting. I hope you will enjoy reading my stories I will have a look at your blog as well. Wishing you a nice evening! All the best, Emmanuelle


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