Most Common Pregnancy Terms and Abbreviations

All essential pregnancy terms and abbreviation which may also be called pregnancy acronyms in alphabetical order are as follows:

Pregnancy terms (sign and digit)

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(ANGRY) Angry babyface (YELL) Yell, angry
(BFN) Big Fat Negative pregnancy test :$ Blush or embarrassed
(BFP) Big Fat Positive pregnancy test : ( Sad
(BOOBAWARD) Breastfeeding award : ) Happy
(CHEERS) Wine glass : * Kiss
(COFFEE) _( Cry
mug: ING) Crying baby face : | Plain
(DIAPER) Dirty diaper : D Grin
(DTD) Sex :O Shocked
(GOLDENBOOBS) Breastfeeding gold award : P Silly
(GOLDENBOTTLE) Golden Bottle Award ; ) Wink
(LOL) Laughing Baby Face }-] Devil, naughty
(SAD) Sad Baby Face <3 Heart
(SHOCKED) Shocked Baby Face 2WW Two Week Wait
(SILENCE) Silence Baby Face 8) Sunglasses Cool
(YAY) Yay, celebrate, congratulations

Pregnancy abbreviation  (A)

A/N Antenatal (before birth) ANFSD And Now For Something Different
AA Hepatitis test AO Anovulation
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact AOA, AVA Anti-ovarian Antibody
AF Aunt Flo (menstrual cycle) AP Attachment Parenting
AFAIK As far as I know APA Anti phospholipid Antibodies
AFK Away From Keyboard APH Antepartum Haemorrhage
AFP Alpha Feto Protein ARM Artificial Rupture of Membranes
AH Assisted Hatching ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
AI Artificial Insemination ASA Anti-sperm Antibody
AIH Artificial Insemination from Husband ASAP As Soon As Possible
AISI As I See It ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
AKA Also Known As ATA Anti-thyroid Antibody
ALB Albumin (a protein found in urine) ATM At The Moment
AMAP As Much As Possible AWOL A Woman On Lupron
AML All My Love AWYR Awaiting Your Reply
AMNIO amniocentesis AYOR At Your Own Risk
ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies AYPI And Your Point Is

Pregnancy abbreviation (B)

B/C Because BG Blood Glucose
B/W (BW) Blood work BH/BHC Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
B4 Before BIL Brother in law
BA Baby Aspirin BKA Better Known As
BAW Board at work BLW Baby Led Weaning
BB Bulletin Board BM (BSL)  Blood sugar level
BBC Baby Center BM Breast milk
BBS Breasts BMI  Body mass index
BBT basal body temp (used when charting) BMS Baby-making Sex
BBW Big Beautiful Women BO  Bowels open
BC Birth Control BOC But Of Course
BCP Birth Control Pills BOT Back On Topic
BD Baby dance (sex to make a baby) BP Blood pressure (or birth plan)
BEG Big Evil Grin BPM beats per minute (re heartrate)
BETA Blood test for PG BSE Breast Self-Exam
BF Breastfeeding BTA But Then Again
BFFL Best Friends For Life BTWBO Be There With Bells On
BFN Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test) BWL Bursting With Laughter
BFP Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
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Pregnancy terms (C)

C # Cycle Number CM cervical mucus
C / ceph Cephalic (baby is lying head down) CMV Cytomegalovirus
C4n Ciao For Now CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
Cb Cycle Buddy – Same cycle day as yourself! CNP Continued in Next Post
Cbl Come Back Later COI Come On In
Ccct, cct Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test) COW Curse of Womanhood (menstruation)
Cd cycle day CP cervical position
Cd 56+ Natural Killer Cells CS OR C/S cesarean section
Cervix  Neck of the womb CSG Chuckle, Snicker, Grin
Cf Cervical Fluid CTG  cardiotocograph
Cfd Call For Discussion CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
Cio cry it out CWIM see what I mean
Circ circumcise CX cervix (neck of the womb)
Cl Corpus Luteum CY Cycle

 Pregnancy acronyms (D)

D&C Dilation & Curettage DIY Do It Yourself
D&E Dilation & Evacuation DLN Don’t Leave Now
DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover DOST Direct Oocyte Sperm Transfer
Date Date of antenatal visit DP Dancing Partner. Spouse or significant other
DB Dear Boyfriend DP3DT Days Post 5-Day Transfer
DC daycare, dear child DPO Days Past Ovulation
DD Dear Daughter DPR Days Post-Retrieval
DE Donor Eggs DPT Days Post-Transfer
DES Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen) DS Dear/Darling Son
DF dear fiancee DSD  dear stepdaughter
DH Dear Husband DSH Desperately Seeking Help
DHAC Don’t/Doesn’t Have A Clue DSS dear stepson
DI Donor Insemination DTD Doing The Dance. Sex
DIIK Damned If I Know DTRT Do The Right Thing
DIPI Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination DW dear wife
DITD Down In The Dumps DX Diagnosis

 Pregnancy terms (E)

EB, EMB Endometrial Biopsy EOD every other day (referring to BD’ing)
EBF extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding EPO Evening Primrose Oil
EBM  expressed breast milk EPT Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
EC Embryo Cyro/Freezing EPU Early Pregnancy Unit
EC/ER Egg Collection/Retrieval ER Egg Retrieval
ED every day ET Egg transfer
EDC Estimated Date of Confinement ET Embryo Transfer
EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery EW Egg White. Consistency of cervical mucus
EG Evil Grin EWCM Egg-White Cervical Mucus
EMCM Egg white cervical mucus EZ Easy
ENDO Endometriosis

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (F)

F2F Face To Face FMU First Morning Urine
FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s) FOAF Friend Of A Friend
FAWC For Anyone Who Cares FOB Father of baby
FAYK As Far As You Know FOC Free Of Charge
FBC  full blood count FP Follicular Phase
FBG Fasting Blood Glucose FRER First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)
FD fun dance (sex just for fun) FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Ferritin  iron storage protein FT full time
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
FF formula feeding FTM first time mom
FH  foetal heart FTR for the record
FHH Fetal Heart Heard FTTA Fertile Thoughts To All
FHNH Fetal Heart Not Heard FTTT From Time To Time
FHR Fetal heart rate Fundus  height of your uterus
FHS Fetal Heart Sounds FUR False Unicorn Root
FIL father-in-law FV Fertile Vibes
FITB Fill In The Blank FWIW  for what it’s worth
FMF  foetal movements felt FYI For Your Information

Pregnancy terms (G)

G Grin GG Good Going
G Gravida GIFT Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
G1 Good One GIWIST Gee, I Wish I Said That
GA Go Ahead GL Good Luck
GAL Get A Life GMAB Give Me A Break
GBH Great Big Hug GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GBH&K Great Big Hug & Kiss GP  General Practitioner (your local doctor)
GD Gestational Diabetes GPY Grumpy
GF Girlfriend Gravida  number of pregnancies
GFC Going For Coffee GTT  glucose tolerance test
GFN Gone For Now Gyno Gynocologist

Pregnancy terms (H)

H Hug HMP Help Me Please
H&K Hug & Kiss HORU How Old Are You?
HAGN Have A Good Night HPT  home pregnancy test
HAND Have A Nice Day HR/HB Heart rate/heart beat
HB Haemoglobin HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin HSG Hysterosalpingogram – x-ray
HCP Health Care Practitioner HSV Herpes Simplex Virus
HH Holding Hands HT HyperTension
HIG How’s It Going? HTH Hope that helps
HMG, HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin Hypertension  high blood pressure

 Pregnancy Abbreviations (I)

IAC In Any Case IMS I’m Sorry
IAE In Any Event Involution  uterus shrinking back to pre-pregnancy state
IBTD I Beg To Differ IOL  induction of labour
IC I See IOR Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IC incompetent cervix IOW In Other Words
ICI Intra-cervical Insemination IR Insulin Resistant
ICSI Intracytoplasmic sperm injection IRL in real life
IDGI I Don’t Get It ISTM It Seems To Me
IF Infertility ISWYM I See What You Mean
IGTT Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test ITA I totally agree
IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly ITI Intra-tubal Insemination
IL In Laws – MIL (mother), FIL (father), BIL (brother) IUFD Intra-uterine Fetal Demise
ILU I Love You IUGR Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
IM Intra-muscular (WRT injections) IUI Intrauterine Insemination
IME In My Experience IVC Intra-vaginal Culture
IMHO In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IMO in my opinion IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin
IMPE In My Personal Experience IYD In Your Dreams

Pregnancy terms (JKL)

JAM Just A Minute LGA Large for Gestational Age
JIC Just In Case LH Luteinizing Hormone
JK or J/K just kidding LIT Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
JMO Just My Opinion LMAO Laughing my ass off
JMS Just Making Sure LMC  lead maternity carer
JTLYK Just To Let You Know LMK Let Me Know
KEGELS The muscle used to stop the flow of urine LMP Last Menstrual Period
KHYF Know How You Feel LO Love Olympics (sex) or Little One
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid Lochia  blood loss following birth
KIT Keep In Touch Long Longitudinal lie (baby is lying parallel to your spine)
KWIM know what I mean LP Luteal Phase
L Laugh LPD Luteal Phase Defect
L&D labor and delivery LSCS  lower segment caesarean section
LAD Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay LSP Low Sperm Count
Lanugo  downy hair on fetus and newborn LT-TTC Long-term trying to conceive
LAP Laparoscopy LUF, LUFS Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome

Pregnancy Abbreviations (MNO)

M/S, MS Morning Sickness NP No Problem
M/W midwife NPNG No Pain, No Gain
MC or M/C miscarriage NSA Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration
Membranes  lining of the sac baby is in NTYMI Now That You Mention It
MESA Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration O Ovulation
MF Male Factor O:) angel, innocent
MIFT Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer OAo Over And Out
MIL mother-in-law OB Obstetrician
ML maternity leave OB/GYN Obstetrician / Gynecologist
MM mother’s milk Obstetrician  specialised maternity doctor
MMR Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine OC Oral Contraceptives
MPTY More Power To You OD Ovulatory Dysfunction
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging O’d ovulated
MSG Message ODD  Oldest dear daughter
MSU  midstream urine ODS  Oldest dear son
Multigravida A woman who has been pregnant before Oed/Oedema Another name for swelling
MYOB Mind Your Own Business OH Other Half
N1 Nice One OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
NAD Nothing Abnormal Detected OMG  oh my gosh, or oh my god
NBD No Big Deal ONNA Oh No Not Again
NE Not Engaged OP  original poster
NEM Nothing Else Matters OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
NEST Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning OPT Ovulation Predictor Test
NK Natural Killer Cells (CD56+) OT  off topic
NM Never Mind OTC Over The Counter
NMS not my style OTOH On The Other Hand
NMSAA not my style at all OTT Over The Top
NOYB None Of Your Business OW Overweight

 Pregnancy abbreviation (PQRS)

P Parity PU  passed urine
P/N  postnatal (after birth) PV Postitive Vibes
P4 Progesterone PV  per vagina
PA Physician’s Assistant Q&A Questions & Answers
PAL pregnancy after loss QT Cutie
Palpation  feeling your tummy for how the baby is lying RE Reproductive endocrinologist
Para 0: Woman has no other children RFC Request For Comments
Para 1 (etc) Woman has one other child RFI Request For Information
Parity  number of babies R-FSH Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
PAW Parents Are Watching RGDS Regards
PCAO Polycystic Appearing Ovaries RI Reproductive Immunologist
PCO Polycystic Ovaries RIP Reproductive Immunophenotype
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
PCP Primary Care Physician RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
PCT Post Coital Test RS Real Soon
PE Preeclampsia RSA Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Perineum  the diamond-shaped area including the vagina and anus RUOK Are You OK?
PET Pre-Eclamptic Toxaemia RWT Repeat the Whole Thing
PF Pregnancy Forum Rx Prescription
PG Pregnancy, Pregnant S Sigh/Smile
PGD Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis S&N Smile & Nod
PI Primary Infertility S/A Sperm or semen analysis
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease s/b, S/B Stillbirth
PITA Pain In The *** SA Semen Analysis
PKU  phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder SAHD stay-at-home dad
PLI Paternal Leukocyte Immunization SAHM stay-at-home mom
PLMK Please Let Me Know SAHP stay-at-home parent
PLS Please SBR  serum bilirubin (blood test for yellow jaundice)
PM Pardon Me SD sperm donor
PMA Positive mental attitude SDSBD Super Duper Sticky Baby Dust
PMS Pre-menstrual Syndrome SFAIA So Far As I’m Aware
PND Post Natal Depression SFD Small For Dates
PNM Perinatal Mortality SFH Symphysis Fundal Height
PNV Prenatal Vitamin SGA Small for Gestational Age
POA Plan Of Action SHG, SonoHSG Sonohysterogram
POAS Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test) SHTSI Somebody Had To Say It
POC Products of Conception SI Secondary Infertility
POF Premature Ovarian Failure SIS Saline Injection Sonogram
POV Point Of View SITD Still In The Dark
PP Previous poster SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
PPD Post partum depression SMU Second morning urine
PPH Postpartum Haemorrhage SO Significant Other
Preeclampsia  High blood pressure during pregnancy SOD Sex on Demand
Presentation The way in which the baby is lying SOW Speaking Of Which
Primagravida A woman who is in her first pregnancy SROM  spontaneous rupture of membranes
Pro Progesterone STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes Sutures  Stitches
PT Pregnancy Test SWAK Sealed With A Kiss
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder SYT See You Tonight

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (TUVWXYZ)

TCOYF  Taking charge of your fertility V Vasectomy
TET Tubal embryo transfer VBAC  Vaginal birth after cesarean section
TFTT Thanks for the tip VBG Very big grin
TGIF Thank god it’s friday VE Vaginal examination
TIC Tongue in cheek Vernix  Waxy white substance covering babies from 20 weeks to 40 weeks
TL Tubal ligation VFM Value for money
TMI Too much information VR Vasectomy reversal
TNF Tumor necrosis factor W Wink
TOY Thinking of you WAB What a bummer
TR Tubal reversal WAD Without a doubt
TRH Thyroid releasing hormone WAH Work at home
Trimester  Three-month period of time in pregnancy WAHD Work at home dad
TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone WAHM Work at home mom
TTA Trying to avoid WAHP Work at home parents
TTC Trying to conceive WB Welcome back
TTCAR Trying to conceive after reversal WBC White blood cells
TTFN Ta ta for now WBS Write back soon
TTYL Talk to you later WF Warm fuzzies
TTYS Talk to you soon WHO Work out of the home
TTYTT To tell you the truth WHR Waist to hip ratio
TUFT Trans-uterine fallopian transfer WNL Within normal limits
TWW Two week wait WOH  Work out of the home
Tx Treatment WOHM Work outside the home mom
U You WR/KAHN Tests for syphilis
U/S Ultrasound WRT With respect to
U2 You too WTGP Want to go private
UCCOM You can count on me WTY Waving to you
UR Urologist WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
Urinalysis  Testing your urine YDD  Youngest dear daughter
US or U/S  Ultrasound YDS  Youngest dear son
USS  Ultrasound scan YI Yeast infection
Uterus  Womb YW Your welcome
UTI Urinary tract infection ZIFT Zygote intra-fallopian transfer

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