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Being in the Trying-To-Conceive jungle of fertility forums, blogs, magazines, groups could be really confusing. And apparently it involves a special dictionary! Here’s what we found on the topic of conceiving, babies and making-love-to-make-a-baby.

AF - Aunt Flo (menstrual cycle)
AFSA - Aunt Flo Stay Away
BBT - basal body temp (used when charting)
BCP, BCPS – birth control pill/s
BD - baby dance (sex to make a baby)
Beta - blood test for PG
BFP - Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
BFN - Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
CB - cycle buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)
CD - cycle day
CH - crosshairs - the lines drawn on the chart to indicate ovulation
CM - cervical mucus, also known as cervical fluid. It is fluid produced by your cervix as you approach ovulation due to increased estrogen
C+ - Conceive Plus
CP - cervical position
C# - cycle number
DH - dedicated husband; dear hubby
DP - Dancing partner; spouse or significant other
DPO - days past ovulation
ED - every day (when referring to frequency of BD'ing)
EWCM - egg white cervical mucus
EOD - every other day (referring to BD'ing)
FD - fun dance (sex just for fun)
FMU - first morning urine
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FTTA - fertile thoughts to all
FXed - fingers crossed
HcG - hormone detected by pregnancy tests. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
HPT - home pregnancy test
L&D - labor and delivery
LO - little one
LMP - last menstrual period
LP - luteal phase (time from O til AF)
LSP - low sperm count
MC or M/C - miscarriage
NTNP - Not trying, not preventing
O - ovulation
O’d - ovulated
OH - other half
OPK - ovulation prediction kit
PMA - positive mental attitude
PNV - prenatal vitamin
POAS - pee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)
PG - pregnancy, pregnant
RE - reproductive endocrinologist - fertility specialist
SA - semen analysis
SOD - sex on demand
SMEP - sperm meets egg plan
TTC - trying to conceive
TWW - two week wait
US or U/S - ultrasound
2ww - 2 week wait (time from O til AF)

What Are Teams?

Blue team - pregnant with a boy
Pink team - pregnant with a girl
Green team - want to find out sex before delivery
Yellow team - waiting to find out sex until delivery
Plaid team - twins, one boy and one girl.
Purple team - you know the gender, but aren't telling!

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