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#1 ~Mintie~

Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Hello, I'm the Moderator of the Assisted Conception Buddy Groups. If you hae any issues please feel free to PM me, there is a button on the bottom of this post to do so.

**Please note that with the exception of pinned topics, I will be moderating this area under the FORUM MODERATOR username. This prevents my byline image appearing every time I post. If you are needing to contact me, please do so via my actual profile (~Mintie~) as I will not be checking PM's sent directly to the FORUM MODERATOR username as that is a shared profile amongst the moderators**

Following input from members here Admin has agreed upon a few guidelines for posting in this forum.

1. No pregnancy or baby tickers here please.
2. No photos of babies / children / ultrasounds please.
3. No pregnancy updates past the 1st scan if all is ok.
4. Think about what you say and how you say it and at all times show respect for your fellow members.

That's it! Hope we can continue to co-exist posting here wherever we are in the ttc journey.

The link to the full forum rules is here

List of commonly used terms here:

AC - Assisted Conception
AF - Aunt Flo (periods)
AFAIK - as far as I know
AI - Assisted or Artificial Insemination
AID - Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm
AIH - Artificial Insemination with husband's/partner's sperm
ART - Assisted Reproductive Technolgy
BBT - Basal Body temperature
BCP - Birth control pill
BD - baby dancing (sex)
BFN - big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BG - Buddy Group
BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test)
B/T - blood test
BTW - by the way
CD - cycle day
CIO - Cry it out
CM - cervical mucus
CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling
D&C - Dilation & Curette
DH, DS, DD, DF, DB - dear husband, dear son, dear daughter, dear fiance, dear boyfriend
DI - Donor Insemination
DPO - days past ovulation
ED - Egg Donation
Em D - Embryo Donation
Endo - Endometriosis
EP - Ectopic Pregnancy
EPU - Egg pick up
ET - Embryo Transfer
EW or EWCM - Egg White or Egg White Cervical Mucus (description of cervical mucus at ovulation time)
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
FS - Fertility Specialist
FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information
GIFT - Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GD - Gestational Diabetes
GYN - gynaecolgist
HB - heartbeat
HPT - home pregnancy test
HTH - hope this helps
ICA - Inter Country Adoption
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insertion
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble opinion
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
JMHO - just my humble opinion
LAP - laparoscopy
LOL - laughing out loud
MF - male factor
MIL, FIL, BIL, SIL - mother, father, brother, sister-in-law
M/C - miscarriage
M/S - morning sickness
O - Ovulation
OB - Obstetrician
OHSS - Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome
OI - Ovulation Induction
OPK - ovulation predictor test kit
OPU - Ovum (Egg) Pick Up
OT - Off Topic
OTT - Over The Top
PCO - Poly Cystic Ovaries
PCOS - Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
PG - pregnant
PGD - Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
POAS - pi$$ on a stick (do a home pregnancy test)
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure
PMSL - pi$$ myself laughing
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist (Fertility specialist)
ROFL - rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO - roll on floor laughing my a$$ off
SA - semen analysis
SAHM - stay at home mum
SCSA - Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (test to check for DNA breakage in sperm)
SD - Step Daughter
SO - significant other
SS - Step Son
TIA - thanks in advance
TTC - trying to conceive
TMI - Too Much Information
U/S - Ultrasound
WAHM - work at home mum
2WW - 2 week wait (wait after ovulation when TTC)

TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS SIGNIFIES YELLING/
SCREAMING


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