Fertility/Pregnancy Abbreviations

As I document our journey of fertility struggles and treatments I will probably use a variety of abbreviations that may be new or odd. This is what I mean:

  • TTC-Trying To Conceive
  • RE-Reproductive Endocrinologist a.k.a fertility specialist
  • DH-Dear Husband
  • DS-Dear Son
  • DD-Dear Daughter
  • MIL-Mother In Law
  • SIL-Sister In Law
  • BFP-Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)
  • BFN-Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
  • IVF-In Vitro Fertilization, a fertility treatment that using sperm and an egg to create an embryo that is then implanted into the uterus
  • IUI- Intrauterine Insemination (commonly called artificial insemination)
  • PGS or CCS-Pre Genetic Screening or Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, checking the baby for possible chromosomal abnormalities before conception
  • PCOS-Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. A syndrome characterized by high testosterone, irregular cycles, and polycystic ovaries (multiple cysts lining the ovaries)
  • HSG-Hysterosalpingography, this is a series of x-rays with a contrast dye to see if my Fallopian tubes are blocked.
  • MFM-Maternal Fetal Medicine, this refers to a doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies. Their ultrasound equipment is more precise than a normal OB and their techs tend to be better trained.

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