Fertility Support Group Lingo

At some point or other while undergoing treatment for infertility or doing some reading on the
different treatments available you would have come across some sort of let’s call it Fertility Lingo. To
help you get more acquainted with some of the lingo here is a list so next time someone posts
questions in one of the support groups you don’t end up feeling so lost.


Hope Trust and Baby dust to you….
 BFN / ^BFN^ = Big Fat Negative
 AF / Aunt Flo = Menstrual cycle
 BFP / ^BFP^ = Big Fat Positive
 BMS = Baby Making Sex
 DE = Donor Egg
 DH = Dear/Darling Husband
 DN = Dear Niece/ Nephew
 DP = Dear Partner
 DW = Dear Wife
 DD = Dear Daughter
 DS = Dear Son
 DX =Diagnosis
 D/R = Down Regulation (the first stage of long protocol IVF)
 DPT or DPO = Days past transfer or Days past ovulation.
 EC = Egg collection
 ET = Embryo Transfer
 FET = Frozen Embryo Transfer
 FX = Fingers crossed
 FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone
 HPT = Home Pregnancy Test.
 IF = Infertility
 M/C = Miscarriage
 OPK = Ovulation Predictor kit
 OTD = Official test day
 Pee stick = Home Pregnancy Test
 PG = Pregnant
 PM = personal message (sometimes IM is used)
 PUPO = Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise (i.e. on the 2ww)
 SA = Semen Analysis  
 TX = Treatment