Infertility Lingo

Here’s a general start…

2WW- Two Week Wait (the 14 days after fertilization that you wait to find out if it worked)

AF- Aunt Flo… aka your period

ART- Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Beta Test – hCG level blood test (Pregnancy test)

BFN- Big Fat Negative- You’re not prego

BFP- Big Fat Positive- You’re prego!

CD- Cycle Day

FET- Frozen Embryo Transfer

GC- Gestational Carrier (Surrogate pregnant with child that has no biological connection to herself)

hCG- Human Chorionic Gonadfotropin

ICSI- Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IP- Intended Parents (parents of child created through surrogacy)

IUI – Interuterine Insemination

IVF- Invitro Ferilization

Monitoring- Blood work and transvaginal ultrasound to monitor the progress of your cycle

OHSS- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

POAS – Pee on a stick (home pregnancy test)

PUPO- Pregnant until proven otherwise

RE- Reproductive Endocrinologist (Fertility doctor)

TTC- Trying to Conceive

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