Abbreviations used on our MadeForMums forum

Not sure what BFP or HPT means? What about AF or BD? Well, all is revealed in our helpful list of the most common forum quick abbreviations and acronyms...

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If you’re new to pregnancy or trying to conceive forums, the language used can be unfamiliar: reading DPO, AF and EBF for the first time can be alienating. I mean, WTF?!


Here’s your guide to the abbreviations and acronyms you may see on our MadeForMums Chat forum:

1WW / 2WW – 1/2 week wait between ovulation and period

AC – Agnus castus

ADN – Any day now

AF – Aunty Flo (ie, your menstrual period)

AI – Artificial insemination

AID – Artificial insemination with donor sperm

AIH – Artificial insemination with partner’s sperm

BAC – By any chance

BBT – Basal body temperature

BD – Baby dancing (sex!)

BF – Breastfeeding

BFN – Big fat negative pregnancy test result

BFP – Big fat positive pregnancy test result

BIL – Brother-in-law

BP – Blood pressure / Birth plan

BTDT – Been there, done that

BTW – By the way

CB – Clearblue

CBD – Clearblue Digital

CD – Cycle day

CM – Cervical mucus

DD – Dear/darling daughter

DF – Dear/darling fiancé/fiancée or father or friend

DH – Dear/darling husband

DP – Dear/darling partner

DS – Dear/darling son

DSD – Dear/darling stepdaughter

DSS – Dear/darling stepson

DW – Dear/darling wife

DI – Donor insemination

DPO – Days past ovulation

EDD – Estimated due date

EBM – Expressed breast milk

EP – Ectopic pregnancy

EPO – Evening primrose oil

EPT – Early pregnancy test

EWCM – Egg white cervical mucus

FET – Frozen embryo transfer

FIL – Father-in-law

FFS – For f***s sake!

FR – First response

FYI – For your information

GD – Gestational diabetes

GL – Good luck

GTC – Going to conceive

GTT – Glucose tolerance test

GYN – Gynaecologist

HPT – Home pregnancy test

HTH – Hope that / this helps

HV – Health visitor

IC – Internet cheapie (pregnancy test)

IMO/ IMHO – In my opinion/in my humble/honest opinion

IUI – Intrauterine insemination

IVF – In vitro fertilisation

LH – Luteinizing hormone

LMAO – Laugh my ass off

LMFAO – Laugh my f*****g ass off

LO – Little one

LOL – Laugh out loud

MC / MMC – Miscarriage/Multiple miscarriages

MIL – Mother-in-law

MS – Morning sickness

MW – Midwife

OB – Obstetrician

OH – Other half

OHSS – Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome

OMG – Oh my god / goodness

OPK – Ovulation predictor kit

OV – Ovulation

PCO – Polycystic ovaries

PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PG – Pregnant

PMA – Positive mental attitude

PMSL – P*****g myself laughing

POAS – Pee on a stick (do a pregnancy test)

PUPO – Pregnant until proven otherwise

R + R – Read and run

SAHM – Stay-at-home mum

SB – Stillbirth

SIL – Sister-in-law

SO – Significant other

TBH – To be honest

TC – Take care

TIA – Thank you in advance

TLDR – Too long, didn’t read

TMI – Too much information

TTC – Trying to conceive

TY – Thank you

UTD – Up the duff

UPSI – Unprotected sexual intercourse

US or U/S – Ultrasound

VBAC – Vaginal birth after caesarean

VE – Vaginal examination

WB – Welcome back

We hope you found this useful and not TMI…


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