IVF Acronyms

Below is a list of most-frequently-used acronyms when you read IVF or infertility-related articles or posts. Hope this helps you better understand our content.

AF – Aunt Flo, Period, or Menstrual cycle
AH – Assisted Hatching
ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology
BA – Baby Aspirin
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BCP – Birth Control Pills
Beta – HCG pregnancy test
BFN – Big Fat Negative
BMS – Baby-making Sex
B/W, b/w – Bloodwork
CCCT, CCT – Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CM – Cervical Mucus
D&C – Dilation & Curettage
DE – Donor Eggs
DH – Dear Husband
DW – Dear Wife
DPR – Days Post-Retrieval
DPT – Days Post-Transfer
Dx – Diagnosis
E2 – Estradiol
ENDO – Endometriosis
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
ET – Embryo Transfer
FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FRED – First Response Early Detection
FSH – Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GIFT – Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH – Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
hCG – HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG – HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF – Infertility
IM – Intramuscular injections
IUI – Intrauterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg  – Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAP – Laparoscopy
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
LPD – Luteal-Phase Defect
MC – m/c Miscarriage
OHSS – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 – Progesterone
PCO – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PG – Pregnant

PGD – Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO – Progesterone In Oil
PMS – Pre-menstrual Syndrome
RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA – Semen Analysis
S/S – Signs/Symptoms
STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ – Subcutaneous injection
TTC – Trying To Conceive or get pregnant
Tx – Treatment
US – u/s Ultrasound
2WW – 2 Week Wait (from transfer until pg test)
ZIFT – Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer

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