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Abbreviation / Acronym explanation


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?

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

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


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