Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fertility Terms & Abbreviations

 Sometimes I get lazy and don't write out all the abbreviations related to fertility. Here is a guide in case I use one of these terms!

AF | Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
BD | Baby Dance, Sex
BFN | Big Fat Negative (Result on a HPT)
DPO | Days Past Ovulation
EC | Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD | Estimated Due Date
hCG | Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - the "pregnancy hormone" detected by HPTs
HPT | Home Pregnancy Test
HSG | Hysterosalpingogram - x-ray of the uterus
ICSI | Microfertilization- (used during IVF when the lab techs inject a sperm directly into the egg to fertilize it)
IUI | Intrauterine Insemination
IVF | In Vitro Fertilization
RE | Reproductive Endocronolgist - doctor who specializes in fertility problems
SA | Semen Analysis
TTC | Trying To Conceive