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Offline SuperMaria

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Abbreviation / Acronym explanation
« on: 8/11/20, 12:24 »
Hiya I'm a newbie and love this forum, so much information, thank you very much to everybody! :-*

However sometimes it's difficult to understand the various abbreviation/acronym (BNF, DH, DE ecc..), is there a list explaining what they mean? Maybe the admin could put a pin post on the site guidance section?
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    Offline Rio2016

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    « Reply #1 on: 8/11/20, 14:00 »
    Welcome - think itís here: https://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=190482.0

    Big Fat Negative - means negative pregnancy test

    DH - darling husband

    DE - donor eggs

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    « Reply #2 on: 8/11/20, 16:27 »
    Perfect, many thanks! Now it's much clearer  ;D I copy & paste here, if anyone needs them


    2WW = 2 Week Wait (the nailbiting period between embryo transfer/ovulation/basting and pregnancy testing)
    AF / Aunt Flo = Menstrual cycle
    AFM = As for me
    BFN / ^BFN^ = Big Fat Negative
    BFP / ^BFP^ = Big Fat Positive
    BMS = Baby Making Sex (see also DTD)
    DE = Donor Egg
    DFET = Donor Frozen Embryo Transfer
    DH = Dear/Darling Husband
    DN = Dear Niece/ Nephew
    DP = Dear Partner
    DPD / DPO = Days past transfer / days past ovulation
    DTD = Did The Deed (i.e intercourse)
    DW = Dear Wife
    DD = Dear Daughter
    DS = Dear Son or Donor Sperm
    DX = Diagnosis
    D/R = Down Regulation (the first stage of long protocol IVF)
    DPT or DPO = Days past transfer or Days past ovulation.
    EC = Egg collection
    EPU / EPAU = Early pregnancy (assessment) unit.
    ET = Embryo Transfer
    FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
    FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
    HPT = Home Pregnancy Test.
    IF = Infertility
    M/C = Miscarriage
    MF = Male Factor infertility
    OPK = Ovulation Predictor kit
    OTD = Official test day
    Pee stick = Home Pregnancy Test
    PG  = Pregnant
    PM = personal message (sometimes IM is used)
    PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (i.e. on the 2ww)
    SA = Semen Analysis
    TTC = Trying To Conceive
    TX = Treatment