500+ Pregnancy Terms and Abbreviations in Alphabetic Order

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

Pregnancy terms (sign and digit)

  1. (ANGRY): Angry babyface
  2. (BFN) : Big Fat Negative pregnancy test
  3. (BFP) : Big Fat Positive pregnancy test
  4. (BOOBAWARD): Breastfeeding award
  5. (CHEERS): Wine glass
  6. (DIAPER): Dirty diaper
  7. (DTD): Sex
  8. (GOLDENBOOBS): Breastfeeding gold award
  9. (GOLDENBOTTLE): Golden Bottle Award
  10. (LOL): Laughing Baby Face
  11. (SAD): Sad Baby Face
  12. (SHOCKED): Shocked Baby Face
  13. (SILENCE): Silence Baby Face
  14. (YAY): Yay, celebrate, congratulations
  15. (YELL): Yell, angry
  16. :$: Blush or embarrassed
  17. : ( Sad
  18. : ) Happy
  19. : *Kiss
  20. _( Cry
  21. : | Plain
  22. : D Grin
  23. :O Shocked
  24. : P Silly
  25. ; ) Wink
  26. }-] Devil, naughty
  27. <3 Heart
  28. 2WW: Two Week Wait
  29. 8) Sunglasses Cool

Pregnancy abbreviation  (A)

  1. A/N: Antenatal (before birth)
  2. AA: Hepatitis test
  3. AAMOF: As A Matter Of Fact
  4. AF: Aunt Flo (menstrual cycle)
  5. AFAIK: As far as I know
  6. AFK: Away From Keyboard
  7. AFP: Alpha Feto Protein
  8. AH: Assisted Hatching
  9. AI: Artificial Insemination
  10. AIH: Artificial Insemination from Husband
  11. AISI: As I See It
  12. AKA: Also Known As
  13. ALB: Albumin (a protein found in urine)
  14. AMAP: As Much As Possible
  15. AML: All My Love
  16. AMNIO: amniocentesis
  17. ANA: Anti-nuclear Antibodies
  18. ANFSD: And Now For Something Different
  19. AO: Anovulation
  20. AOA, AVA: Anti-ovarian Antibody
  21. AP: Attachment Parenting
  22. APA: Anti Phospholipid Antibodies
  23. APH: Antepartum Haemorrhage
  24. ARM: Artificial Rupture of Membranes
  25. ART: Assisted Reproductive Technology
  26. ASA: Anti-sperm Antibody
  27. ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  28. ASRM: American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  29. ATA: Anti-thyroid Antibody
  30. ATM: At The Moment
  31. AWOL: A Woman On Lupron
  32. AWYR: Awaiting Your Reply
  33. AYOR: At Your Own Risk
  34. AYPI: And Your Point Is

Pregnancy abbreviation (B)

  1. B/C: Because
  2. B/W (BW): Blood work
  3. B4: Before
  4. BA: Baby Aspirin
  5. BAW: Board at work
  6. BB: Bulletin Board
  7. BBC: Baby Center
  8. BBS: Breasts
  9. BBT: basal body temp (used when charting)
  10. BBW: Big Beautiful Women
  11. BC: Birth Control
  12. BCP: Birth Control Pills
  13. BD: Baby dance (sex to make a baby)
  14. BEG: Big Evil Grin
  15. BETA: Blood test for PG
  16. BF: Breastfeeding
  17. BFFL: Best Friends For Life
  18. BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test)
  19. BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test)
  20. BG: Blood Glucose
  21. BH/BHC: Braxton hicks/Braxton hicks contractions
  22. BIL: Brother in law
  23. BKA: Better Known As
  24. BLW: Baby Led Weaning
  25. BM (BSL): Blood sugar level
  26. BM: Breast milk
  27. BMI: Body mass index
  28. BMS: Baby-making Sex
  29. BO: Bowels open
  30. BOC: But Of Course
  31. BOT: Back On Topic
  32. BP: Blood pressure (or birth plan)
  33. BPM: beats per minute (re heartrate)
  34. BSE: Breast Self-Exam
  35. BTA: But Then Again
  36. BTWBO: Be There With Bells On
  37. BWL: Bursting With Laughter
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Pregnancy terms and abbreviations

Pregnancy terms (C)

  1. C # : Cycle Number
  2. C / ceph: Cephalic (baby is lying head down)
  3. C4n: Ciao For Now
  4. Cb: Cycle Buddy – Same cycle day as yourself!
  5. Cbl: Come Back Later
  6. Ccct, cct: Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
  7. Cd: cycle day
  8. Cd 56+: Natural Killer Cells
  9. Cervix: Neck of the womb
  10. Cf: Cervical Fluid
  11. Cfd: Call For Discussion
  12. Cio: cry it out
  13. Circ: circumcise
  14. Cl: Corpus Luteum
  15. CM: cervical mucus
  16. CMV: Cytomegalovirus
  17. CNM: Certified Nurse Midwife
  18. CNP: Continued in Next Post
  19. COI: Come On In
  20. COW: Curse of Womanhood (menstruation)
  21. CP: cervical position
  22. CS OR C/S: cesarean section
  23. CSG: Chuckle, Snicker, Grin
  24. CTG: Cardiotocograph
  25. CVS: Chorionic Villae Sampling
  26. SWIM: see what I mean
  27. CX: cervix (neck of the womb)
  28. CY: Cycle

 Pregnancy acronyms (D)

  1. D&C : Dilation & Curettage
  2. D&E : Dilation & Evacuation
  3. DARFC: Ducking And Running For Cover
  4. Date: Date of antenatal visit
  5. DB: Dear Boyfriend
  6. DC: daycare, dear child
  7. DD: Dear Daughter
  8. DE: Donor Eggs
  9. DES : Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
  10. DF: dear fiancee
  11. DH: Dear Husband
  12. DHAC: Don’t/Doesn’t Have A Clue
  13. DI: Donor Insemination
  14. DIIK: Damned If I Know
  15. DIPI : Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
  16. DITD: Down In The Dumps
  17. DIY: Do It Yourself
  18. DLN: Don’t Leave Now
  19. DOST: Direct Oocyte Sperm Transfer
  20. DP: Dancing Partner. Spouse or significant other
  21. DP3DT: Days Post 5-Day Transfer
  22. DPO: Days Past Ovulation
  23. DPR: Days Post-Retrieval
  24. DPT: Days Post-Transfer
  25. DS: Dear/Darling Son
  26. DSD: dear stepdaughter
  27. DSH: Desperately Seeking Help
  28. DSS: dear stepson
  29. DTD: Doing The Dance. Sex
  30. DTRT: Do The Right Thing
  31. DW: dear wife
  32. DX: Diagnosis

 Pregnancy terms (E)

  1. EB, EMB: Endometrial Biopsy
  2. EBF: extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
  3. EBM: expressed breast milk
  4. EC: Embryo Cyro/Freezing
  5. EC/ER: Egg Collection/Retrieval
  6. ED: every day
  7. EDC: Estimated Date of Confinement
  8. EDD: estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
  9. EG: Evil Grin
  10. EMCM: Egg white cervical mucus
  11. ENDO: Endometriosis
  12. EOD: every other day (referring to BD’ing)
  13. EPO : Evening Primrose Oil
  14. EPT: Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
  15. EPU: Early Pregnancy Unit
  16. ER: Egg Retrieval
  17. ET: Egg transfer
  18. ET: Embryo Transfer
  19. EW: Egg White. Consistency of cervical mucus
  20. EWCM: Egg-White Cervical Mucus
  21. EZ: Easy

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (F)

  1. F2F: Face To Face
  2. FAQ: Frequently Asked Question(s)
  3. FAWC: For Anyone Who Cares
  4. FAYK: As Far As You Know
  5. FBC: full blood count
  6. FBG: Fasting Blood Glucose
  7. FD: fun dance (sex just for fun)
  8. Ferritin: iron storage protein
  9. FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer
  10. FF: formula feeding
  11. FH: Foetal heart
  12. FHH: Fetal Heart Heard
  13. FHNH: Fetal Heart Not Heard
  14. FHR: Fetal heart rate
  15. FHS: Fetal Heart Sounds
  16. FIL: father-in-law
  17. FITB: Fill In The Blank
  18. FMF: Foetal movements felt
  19. FMU: First Morning Urine
  20. FOAF: Friend Of A Friend
  21. FOB: Father of baby
  22. FOC: Free Of Charge
  23. FP: Follicular Phase
  24. FRER: First Response Early Result (Pregnancy Test)
  25. FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  26. FT: full time
  27. FTASB: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
  28. FTM: First Time Mom
  29. FTR: for the record
  30. FTTA: Fertile Thoughts To All
  31. FTTT: From Time To Time
  32. Fundus: height of your uterus
  33. FUR: False Unicorn Root
  34. FV: Fertile Vibes
  35. FWIW: for what it’s worth
  36. FYI: For Your Information

Pregnancy terms (G)

  1. G: Grin
  2. G: Gravida
  3. G1: Good One
  4. GA: Go Ahead
  5. GAL: Get A Life
  6. GBH: Great Big Hug
  7. GBH&K: Great Big Hug & Kiss
  8. GD: Gestational Diabetes
  9. GF: Girlfriend
  10. GFC: Going For Coffee
  11. GFN: Gone For Now
  12. GG: Good Going
  13. GIFT: Gamete Intra-fallopian Transfer
  14. GIWIST: Gee, I Wish I Said That
  15. GL: Good Luck
  16. GMAB: Give Me A Break
  17. GMTA: Great Minds Think Alike
  18. GP: General Practitioner (your local doctor)
  19. GPY: Grumpy
  20. Gravida: number of pregnancies
  21. GTT: glucose tolerance test
  22. Gyno: Gynocologist

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (H)

  1. H: Hug
  2. H&K: Hug & Kiss
  3. HAGN: Have A Good Night
  4. HAND: Have A Nice Day
  5. HB: Haemoglobin
  6. HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  7. HCP: Health Care Practitioner
  8. HH: Holding Hands
  9. HIG: How’s It Going?
  10. HMG: Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
  11. HMP: Help Me Please
  12. HORU: How Old Are You?
  13. HPT: Home pregnancy test
  14. HR/HB: Heart rate/heart beat
  15. HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy
  16. HSG: Hysterosalpingogram – x-ray
  17. HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus
  18. HT: HyperTension
  19. HTH: Hope that helps
  20. Hypertension: high blood pressure

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (I)

  1. IAC: In Any Case
  2. IAE: In Any Event
  3. IBTD: I Beg To Differ
  4. IC: I See
  5. IC: incompetent cervix
  6. ICI : Intra-cervical Insemination
  7. ICSI: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  8. IDGI: I Don’t Get It
  9. IF: Infertility
  10. IGTT: Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test
  11. IIRC: If I Recall/Remember Correctly
  12. IL: In-Laws – MIL (mother), FIL (father), BIL (brother)
  13. ILU: I Love You
  14. IM: Intra-muscular (WRT injections)
  15. IME: In My Experience
  16. IMHO: In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
  17. IMO: in my opinion
  18. IMPE: In My Personal Experience
  19. IMS: I’m Sorry
  20. Involution: uterus shrinking back to pre-pregnancy state
  21. IOL: induction of labour
  22. IOR: Immature Oocyte Retrieval
  23. IOW: In Other Words
  24. IR: Insulin Resistant
  25. IRL: in real life
  26. ISTM: It Seems To Me
  27. ISWYM: I See What You Mean
  28. ITA: I totally agree
  29. ITI : Intra-tubal Insemination
  30. IUFD: Intra-uterine Fetal Demise
  31. IUGR: Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
  32. IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
  33. IVC : Intra-vaginal Culture
  34. IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
  35. IVIg: Intravenous Immunoglobulin
  36. IYD: In Your Dreams

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (JKL)

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

Pregnancy Abbreviations (MNO)

  1. M/S, MS: Morning Sickness
  2. M/W: Midwife
  3. MC or M/C: miscarriage
  4. Membranes: lining of the sac baby is in
  5. MESA: Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
  6. MF: Male Factor
  7. MIFT: Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer
  8. MIL: mother-in-law
  9. ML: Maternity leave
  10. MM: Mother’s milk
  11. MMR: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
  12. MPTY: More Power To You
  13. MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  14. MSG: Message
  15. MSU: midstream urine
  16. Multigravida: A woman who has been pregnant before
  17. MYOB: Mind Your Own Business
  18. N1: Nice One
  19. NAD: Nothing Abnormal Detected
  20. NBD: No Big Deal
  21. NE: Not Engaged
  22. NEM: Nothing Else Matters
  23. NEST: Non-surgical Embryonic Selective Thinning
  24. NK: Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)
  25. NM: Never Mind
  26. NMS: not my style
  27. NMSAA: not my style at all
  28. NOYB: None Of Your Business
  29. NP: No Problem
  30. NPNG: No Pain, No Gain
  31. NSA: Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration
  32. NTYMI: Now That You Mention It
  33. O: Ovulation
  34. O:) angel, innocent
  35. OAo: Over And Out
  36. OB: Obstetrician
  37. OB/GYN: Obstetrician / Gynecologist
  38. Obstetrician: Specialised maternity doctor
  39. OC: Oral Contraceptives
  40. OD: Ovulatory Dysfunction
  41. O’d: ovulated
  42. ODD: Oldest dear daughter
  43. ODS: Oldest dear son
  44. Oed/Oedema: Another name for swelling
  45. OH: Other Half
  46. OHSS: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
  47. OMG: oh my gosh, or oh my god
  48. ONNA: Oh No Not Again
  49. OP: Original poster
  50. OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
  51. OPT: Ovulation Predictor Test
  52. OT: Off topic
  53. OTC: Over The Counter
  54. OTOH: On The Other Hand
  55. OTT: Over The Top
  56. OW: Overweight

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (PQRS)

  1. P: Parity
  2. P/N: postnatal (after birth)
  3. P4: Progesterone
  4. PA: Physician’s Assistant
  5. PAL: pregnancy after loss
  6. Palpation: feeling your tummy for how the baby is lying
  7. Para 0: Woman has no other children
  8. Para 1 (etc): Woman has one other child
  9. Parity: number of babies
  10. PAW: Parents Are Watching
  11. PCAO: Polycystic Appearing Ovaries
  12. PCO: Polycystic Ovaries
  13. PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  14. PCP: Primary Care Physician
  15. PCT: Post Coital Test
  16. PE: Preeclampsia
  17. Perineum: the diamond-shaped area including the vagina and anus
  18. PET: Pre-Eclamptic Toxaemia
  19. PF: Pregnancy Forum
  20. PG: Pregnancy, Pregnant
  21. PGD: Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
  22. PI: Primary Infertility
  23. PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  24. PITA: Pain In The ***
  25. PKU: phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder
  26. PLI: Paternal Leukocyte Immunization
  27. PLMK: Please Let Me Know
  28. PLS: Please
  29. PM: Pardon Me
  30. PMA: Positive mental attitude
  31. PMS: Pre-menstrual Syndrome
  32. PND: Post Natal Depression
  33. PNM: Perinatal Mortality
  34. PNV: Prenatal Vitamin
  35. POA: Plan Of Action
  36. POAS: Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
  37. POC: Products of Conception
  38. POF: Premature Ovarian Failure
  39. POV: Point Of View
  40. PP: Previous poster
  41. PPD: Post partum depression
  42. PPH: Postpartum Haemorrhage
  43. Preeclampsia: High blood pressure during pregnancy
  44. Presentation: The way in which the baby is lying
  45. Primagravida: A woman who is in her first pregnancy
  46. Pro: Progesterone
  47. PROM: Premature Rupture of Membranes
  48. PT: Pregnancy Test
  49. PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  50. PU: passed urine
  51. PV: Positive Vibes
  52. PV: per vagina
  53. Q&A: Questions & Answers
  54. QT: Cutie
  55. RE: Reproductive endocrinologist
  56. RFC: Request For Comments
  57. RFI: Request For Information
  58. R-FSH: Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  59. RGDS: Regards
  60. RI: Reproductive Immunologist
  61. RIP: Reproductive Immunophenotype
  62. ROFL: Rolling on the Floor Laughing
  63. RPL: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  64. RS: Real Soon
  65. RSA: Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
  66. RUOK: Are You OK?
  67. RWT: Repeat the Whole Thing
  68. Rx: Prescription
  69. S: Sigh/Smile
  70. S&N: Smile & Nod
  71. S/A: Sperm or semen analysis
  72. s/b, S/B: Stillbirth
  73. SA: Semen Analysis
  74. SAHD: stay-at-home dad
  75. SAHM: stay-at-home mom
  76. SAHP : stay-at-home parent
  77. SBR: serum bilirubin (blood test for yellow jaundice)
  78. SD: sperm donor
  79. SDSBD: Super Duper Sticky Baby Dust
  80. SFAIA: So Far As I’m Aware
  81. SFD: Small For Dates
  82. SFH: Symphysis Fundal Height
  83. SGA: Small for Gestational Age
  84. SHG, SonoHSG: Sonohysterogram
  85. SHTSI: Somebody Had To Say It
  86. SI: Secondary Infertility
  87. SIS: Saline Injection Sonogram
  88. SITD: Still In The Dark
  89. SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  90. SMU: Second-morning urine
  91. SO: Significant Other
  92. SOD: Sex on Demand
  93. SOW: Speaking Of Which
  94. STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease
  95. Sutures: Stitches
  96. SWAK: Sealed With A Kiss
  97. SYT: See You Tonight

Pregnancy terms and abbreviation (TUVWXYZ)

  1. TCOYF: Taking charge of your fertility
  2. TET: Tubal embryo transfer
  3. TFT: Thanks for the tip
  4. TGIF: Thank god it’s Friday
  5. TIC: Tongue in cheek
  6. TL: Tubal ligation
  7. TMI: Too much information
  8. TNF: Tumor necrosis factor
  9. TOY: Thinking of you
  10. TR: Tubal reversal
  11. TRH: Thyroid releasing hormone
  12. Trimester: Three-month period of time in pregnancy
  13. TSH: Thyroid-stimulating hormone
  14. TTA: Trying to avoid
  15. TTC: Trying to conceive
  16. TTCAR: Trying to conceive after reversal
  17. TTFN: Ta ta for now
  18. TTYL: Talk to you later
  19. TTYS: Talk to you soon
  20. TTYTT: To tell you the truth
  21. TUFT: Trans-uterine fallopian transfer
  22. TWW: Two-week wait
  23. Tx: Treatment
  24. U: You
  25. U/S: Ultrasound
  26. U2: You too
  27. UCCOM: You can count on me
  28. UR: Urologist
  29. Urinalysis: Testing your urine
  30. US or U/S: Ultrasound
  31. USS: Ultrasound scan
  32. Uterus: Womb
  33. UTI: Urinary tract infection
  34. V: Vasectomy
  35. VBAC: Vaginal birth after cesarean section
  36. VBG: Very big grin
  37. VE: Vaginal examination
  38. Vernix: Waxy white substance covering babies from 20 weeks to 40 weeks
  39. VFM: Value for money
  40. VR: Vasectomy reversal
  41. W: Wink
  42. WAB: What a bummer
  43. WAD: Without a doubt
  44. WAH: Work at home
  45. WAHD: Work at home dad
  46. WAHM: Work at home mom
  47. WAHP: Work at home parents
  48. WB: Welcome back
  49. WBC: White blood cells
  50. WBS: Write back soon
  51. WF: Warm fuzzies
  52. WHO: Work out of the home
  53. WHR: Waist to hip ratio
  54. WNL: Within normal limits
  55. WOH: Work out of the home
  56. WOHM: Work outside the home mom
  57. WR/KAHN: Tests for syphilis
  58. WRT: With respect to
  59. WTGP: Want to go private
  60. WTY: Waving to you
  61. WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
  62. YDD: Youngest dear daughter
  63. YDS: Youngest dear son
  64. YI: Yeast infection
  65. YW: You are welcome
  66. ZIFT: Zygote intra-fallopian transfer

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