Acronym and Abbreviation Guide for IVF

September 26, 2012

Common terms used on IVF messageboards.
2WWTwo week wait
16dp3dt16 days past 3 day transfer
ACAAnticardiolipin Antibodies
AFAunt Flo = period arriving / bleeding starting
AHAssisted Hatching
AHRAssisted Human Reproduction
ANAAntinuclear Antibodies
ARTAssisted Reproductive Technologies
BBTBasal Body Temperature
BCPBirth Control Pill
BetahCG level blood test
BFP/BFNBig Fat Positive/Negative
BMIBody Mass Index
COHControlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
CDCycle Day
DH/DW/DS/DDDear Husband/Wife/Son/Daughter
EDEgg Donor
EDDEstimated Due Date
ER/ETEmbryo Retrieval/Transfer
FSHFollical Stimulating Hormone
FETFrozen Embryo Transfer
GIFTGamete intra-fallopian tube transfer
GSGestational Surrogate
hCGHuman Chorionic Gonadfotropin
HPTHome Pregnancy Test
ICSIIntra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IPIntended Parent
IUIIntra-Uterine Insemination
IVFIn Vitro Fertilization
IVIgIntra-venous immunoglobulin therapy
IVMIn Vitro Maturation
LMPLast Menstrual Period
LHLuteinizing Hormone
LPLuteal Phase
LPDLuteal Phase Defect
MFMale Factor
NK (Cells)Natural Killer Cells
OHSSOvarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
PCOPolycystic Ovarian Disease
PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCPPrimary Care Physician
PGDPreimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
PIDPelvic Inflammatory Disease
POASPee on a stick - home pregnancy test
POFPremature Ovarian Failure
PUPOPregnant Until Proven Otherwise
REReproductive Endocrinologist
SMSurrogate Mom
TCMTraditional Chinese Medicine
TDITherapeutic Donor Insemination
TETTubal Embryo Transfer
TRTubal Reversal
TSTraditional Surrogate
TSHThyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTCTrying To Conceive
ZIFTZygote intra-fallopian tube transfer

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