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TTC (Trying To Conceive) Abbreviations & Acronyms For Newbies

TTC (Trying To Conceive) Abbreviations & Acronyms For Newbies

Common TTC Abbreviations & Acronyms

If you’ve ever visited an online TTC (trying to conceive) forum(s) odds are you’ve noticed that the mommies-to-be seem to be speaking in letters, literally.

If you’re new to the TTC community it can feel like you’re reading a foreign language. The good news is that most of the TTC abbreviations are easy to decipher. Plus, once you learn specific TTC acronyms you’ll be jumping into the convo in no time.

Having been a part of the TTC community for so long, I often find myself speaking in these TTC acronyms when composing a post. Although, I try and make sure I’ve gone back and clarified every TTC abbreviation I’ve used, sometimes I forget a few.

To help ease some confusion for those of you who are new to the TTC lingo I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly used TTC acronyms/abbreviations. Including the ones, you’ll see most on Conceive A Baby.

After you’ve checked out the TTC abbreviation list, don’t forget to browse around Conceive A Baby and check out the other helpful articles, like 7 Must-Have Products For Getting Pregnant Quickly (TTC Supply List).

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Conceive A Baby Most Commonly Used TTC Acronyms

2WW 2 week wait (14DPO on average after you’ve ovulated)
AF aunt flo (period)
BFN big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP big fat positive (pregnancy test)
CD cycle day(s)
CM cervical mucus
CP cervical position
DPO days past ovulation
DTD do the deed (sex)
EWCM egg white cervical mucus
FMU first morning urine
FX fingers crossed
H&H9 happy and healthy 9 months
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – what picks up on a preg test
LH Luteinizing Hormone – What ovulation tests pick up
LMP last menstrual period – start date ie August 7th was the start of your LMP
LP luteal phase
MC or M/C miscarriage
O/O’d ovulation
OPK ovulation predictor kit
PG pregnant or pregnancy
POAS pee on a stick
TTC trying to conceive
US or U/S ultrasound

TTC Abbreviations Commonly Found Online

2WW 2 week wait (14DPO on average)
AF aunt flo — menstruation/period
AFNW aunt flo not wanted
AFSA aunt flo stay away
AP attachment parenting
BBT basal body temperature
BC because, or birth control, or before children
BCPS birth control pills
BD baby dance (sex)
BF breastfeed, or boyfriend
BFN big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BIL brother-in-law
BLW baby-led weaning
BM breast milk, or bowel movement
BMS baby-making sex
BT blood pregnancy test (HCG Levels)
CB cycle buddy
CD cycle day
CF cervical fluid
CIO cry it out
Circ. circumcise
CM cervical mucus
CNM certified nurse midwife
CP cervical position
CS or C/S cesarean section
CWIM see what I mean
DC daycare, dear child
DD dear daughter
DF dear fiancee
DH dear husband
DP dear partner
DPO days past ovulation
DS dear son
DSD dear stepdaughter
DSS dear stepson
DTD do the deed (Sex)
DuH dumb husband
DuW dumb wife
DW dear wife
DX diagnosis
EBF extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
EBM expressed breast milk
EC embryo Cyro (egg freezing)
EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
ENDO endometriosis
EPT early pregnancy test
ET embryo transfer
ETA edited to add or estimated time of arrival
EWCM egg white cervical mucus
FF formula feeding or Fertility Friend
FIL father-in-law
FMU first morning urine
FRER first response early response (Pregnancy test)
FTM first time mom
FTR for the record
FWIW for what it’s worth
FX fingers crossed
H&H9 happy and healthy 9 months
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – what picks up on a preg test
HPT home pregnancy test
HRT hormone Replacement Therapy
HTH hope this helps
HX history
IC incompetent cervix
IF infertility
IMHO in my humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
IPS imaginary pregnancy symptoms
IRL in real life
ITA I totally agree
IUI intrauterine insemination
IVF in vitro fertilization
KWIM know what I mean
L&D labor and delivery
LH Luteinizing Hormone – What ovulation tests pick up
LMP last menstrual period – start date ie August 7th was the start of your LMP
LO little one
LP luteal phase
MC or M/C miscarriage
MIL mother-in-law
ML maternity leave
MM mother’s milk
MS or M/S morning sickness or multiple sclerosis
MW midwife
O/OV ovulation
O’d ovulated
OH other half
OP original poster
OPK ovulation predictor kit
OT off topic
PG pregnant, or pregnancy
POAS pee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)
PP previous poster
PPD postpartum depression
RE reproductive endocrinologist
SAHD stay-at-home dad
SAHM stay-at-home mom
SAHP stay-at-home parent
SD sperm donor
SIL sister-in-law
SO significant other
TIA thanks in advance
TMI too much information
TTC trying to conceive
US or U/S ultrasound
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section
WAH work at home
WOH work out of the home

Well, there you have it! I know it seems like a lot, but don’t fret the more you use TTC acronyms and participated in forums, message boards and websites the easier they are to recognize.

Before you know it you’ll be talking in TTC abbreviations with friends and family (enjoy the puzzled looks!). That is when you really know you’re TTC obsessed, nothing wrong with that!

Quick guide to common TTC abbreviations. TTC acronyms used in forums, messages boards and websites. Get pregnant, help getting pregnant, trying to conceive a baby.

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Last updated on April 18th, 2018
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