TTC Lingo Pregnancy, Trying to conceive


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Here’s a list of common acronyms related to menstrual cycles, ovulation, and trying to conceive (TTC):

  1. AF – Aunt Flo: Slang for menstruation, referring to a woman’s monthly period.
  2. BBT – Basal Body Temperature: The lowest body temperature in a 24-hour period, measured immediately after waking up; used to track ovulation.
  3. BC – Birth Control: Methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy.
  4. BD – Baby Dance: Slang for sexual intercourse, especially when trying to conceive.
  5. CD – Cycle Day: Numbered day of a woman’s menstrual cycle, starting with day 1 as the first day of menstruation.
  6. CM – Cervical Mucus: Fluid produced by the cervix, the characteristics of which change throughout the menstrual cycle, indicating fertility levels.
  7. DPO – Days Past Ovulation: The number of days that have passed since ovulation occurred, often used in tracking the timing for early pregnancy testing.
  8. EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus: A type of cervical mucus resembling raw egg whites, indicating high fertility and the approach of ovulation.
  9. HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: The pregnancy hormone, produced by the placenta after implantation, detected by pregnancy tests.
  10. HPT – Home Pregnancy Test: A test used to detect pregnancy hormones in urine at home.
  11. LH – Luteinizing Hormone: A hormone that triggers ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum.
  12. LP – Luteal Phase: The phase of the menstrual cycle between ovulation and the start of menstruation, typically lasting around two weeks.
  13. OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit: A test that detects the surge in luteinizing hormone (LH) that precedes ovulation.
  14. PMS – Premenstrual Syndrome: A group of symptoms that occur in women, typically between ovulation and a period.
  15. TTC – Trying to Conceive: The process of attempting to become pregnant.
  16. TWW – Two-Week Wait: The period of waiting between ovulation and when a period is due or a pregnancy test can be taken, often filled with anticipation.
  17. LMP – Last Menstrual Period: The first day of the last menstrual cycle, used to calculate the estimated due date for a pregnancy.
  18. POAS – Pee On A Stick: Slang for using a home pregnancy test.
  19. SMEP – Sperm Meets Egg Plan: A strategy for trying to conceive that involves timing sexual intercourse around ovulation.
  20. VVFL – Very Very Faint Line: refers to a situation where the test result shows a second line, but it is extremely faint.
  21. MC or M/C – Miscarriage: The loss of a pregnancy before the fetus can survive outside the uterus, typically before 20 weeks of gestation.
  22. BFP/BFN: Big Fat Positive/Big Fat Negative. Terms used in pregnancy tests. BFP means a positive pregnancy test, while BFN means a negative result.
  23. RPL – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: The loss of two or more pregnancies.

These acronyms are widely used in forums, articles, and discussions related to fertility, menstrual health, and pregnancy.

They help simplify complex medical terms and make communication more efficient among those familiar with the terms.