For some readers who may not know what I mean when I use acronyms like ‘BFP’, ‘OPK’, etc, I will post the most commonly used ones. If there are any I have missed leave them in the comments section 🙂 

AF – Aunt Flo (menstrual period – a.k.a. ‘the witch’)
ANOV – Anovulatory (no ovulation)
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BD – Baby Dance (making love)

BFP – Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)
BFN – Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
CD – Cycle Day
CM – Cervical Mucus (one of my friends doesn’t like talking about this, which I think is rather funny!)
DPO – Days Post-Ovulation 
DTD – Do The Deed (making love)
EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus 
FC – Fertility Clinic
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram (a medical procedure where they inject dye into your tubes, to check for blockages)
ICSI – Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (a medical procedure to help you become pregnant)
IF – Infertility
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination (a medical procedure to help you become pregnant)
IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation (a medical procedure to help you become pregnant)
LH – Luteinizing Hormone (the hormone that stimulates OV)
LMP – Last Menstrual Period (the first day of)
LP – Luteal Phase (the number of days between ovulation and the start of AF)
LTTTC – Long Term Trying To Conceive
MC – Miscarriage
OPK – Ovulation Prediction Kit (self explanatory)
OV – Ovulation
PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCO – Polycystic Ovaries
PG – Pregnant (the one I really want to write for myself!) 
POAS – Pee On A Stick (self explanatory)
PUPO – Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise
SA – Semen Analysis
TTC – Trying To Conceive


I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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1 Comment

  1. good post, but please please, enough about mucus blech!

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