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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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