9.17.2009

Say what? Acronyms in the surrogacy world.

2WW = 2-Week Wait
AF = Aunt Flo -Your menstrual period
AI =Artificial Insemination
AZH = Assisted Hatching
BD = Baby Dancing
BBT = Basal Body Temperature
BCP = Birth Control Pills
CD = Cycle day - The first day of your period is cycle day 1
CM = Cervical Mucus
CNM = Certified Nurse Midwife
CP = Cervical Position
CVS = Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C = Dilation & Curettage
D&E = Dilation & Evacuation
DE = Donor Egg
DH = Dear Husband or Dam* Husband
DPO = Days Post Ovulation
DPR = Days Post-Retrieval
DP3DT = Days Post 3-Day Transfer
DP3DT = Days Post 5-Day Transfer
DPT = Days Post Transfer
E2 = Estradiol
ED = Egg donor/donation
EDD = Estimated Due Date
FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GC = Gesational Carrier
GD = Gestational Diabetes
GIFT = Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
GS = Gestational Surrogate
GTT = Glucose Tolerance Test
hCG, HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HSC = Hysteroscopy
HSG = Hysterosalpingogram
ICI = Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI = Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF = Intended Father
IM = Intended Mother
IP = Intended Parent/Parents
IVF = In Vitro Fertilization
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
LH = Luteinizing Hormone
LMP = Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LP = Luteal Phase
M/C = Miscarriage
O = Ovulation
OB = Obstetrician
OB/GYN = Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT = Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC = Over The Counter
PCOS = Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOD = Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PG = Pregnant
PIO = Progesterone in Oil
RE = Reproductive Endocrinologist
ER = Egg Retrieval
SA = Sperm/Semen Analysis
SM = Surrogate Mother
TS = Traditional Surrogate
TTC = Trying To Conceive

Special thanks to the girls on SMO for providing this list.

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