TTC groups: what the abbreviations mean
If you've joined a TTC (trying to conceive) group, you must be wondering what all the abbreviations are. We've got you covered.
TTC stands for trying to conceive. That is your first lesson in fertility treatment lingo! Some of the other abbreviations are:BFN / ^BFN^ = Big Fat NegativeAF / Aunt Flo = Menstrual cycleBFP / ^BFP^ = Big Fat PositiveBMS = Baby Making SexDE = Donor EggDH = Dear/Darling HusbandDN = Dear Niece/ NephewDP = Dear PartnerDW = Dear WifeDD = Dear DaughterDS = Dear SonDX =DiagnosisD/R = Down Regulation (the first stage of long protocol IVF)DPT or DPO = Days past transfer or Days past ovulation.EC = Egg collectionET = Embryo TransferFET = Frozen Embryo TransferFX = Fingers crossedFSH = Follicle Stimulating HormoneHPT = Home Pregnancy Test.IF = InfertilityM/C = MiscarriageOPK = Ovulation Predictor kitOTD = Official test dayPee stick = Home Pregnancy TestPG = PregnantPM = personal message (sometimes IM is used)PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (i.e. on the 2ww)SA = Semen Analysis TX = Treatment