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2WW? BD? FRER? WTF Is Everyone Talking About?

I’ve always loved to read message boards (I think they reminds me of the AOL chat rooms of the 1990s). When I got married (and for two years after), I was obsessed with wedding boards. But now, I’ve got pregnancy boards to mull over. But the first time I checked out a board – I like BabyandBump.com and TheBump.com – I couldn’t understand WHAT anyone was talking about.  CD? 2WW? EDD? PNV?  What the heck?

So, here’s a simple guide to understanding the abbreviations commonly used in pregnancy message boards.  Happy chatting!

Click through to read my Pregnancy Message Board Dictionary.

2WW = Two week wait

AF = Aunt Flo

BBT = Basal Body Temperature

BC = Birth control

BD = Baby dance

BIL = Brother-in-law

BF = Breastfeeding

BFN = Big fat negative

BFP = Big fat positive

CD = Cycle day

CM = Cervical mucus

D&C = Dilation and cutterage

DPO = Days past ovulation

DD = Dear daughter

DH = Dear husband

DS = Dear son

EBM = Expressed breast milk

EDD = Estimated delivery date

EPT = Early pregnancy test

EMCM = Egg white cervical mucus

FF = Formula fed

FIL = Father-in-law

FOB = Father of baby

FRER = First Response Early Result

FMU = First morning urine

HCG = Human chorionic gonadotropin

HPT = Home pregnancy test

LMP = Last menustral period

LO = Little one

LT-TTC = Long-term trying to conceive

MC = Miscarriage

MIL = Mother-in-law

M/S = Morning sickness

O or OV= Ovulation

OPK = Ovulation predictor kit

OH = Other half

OT = Off topic

PG = Pregnant

PNV = Prenatal vitamin

PP = Previous poster

POAS = Pee on a stick

RE = Reproductive endocrinologist

SAHD = Stay at home dad

SAHM = Stay at home mom

SIL = Sister-in-law

SMU = Second morning urine

TMI = Too much information

TTA = Trying to avoid

TTC = Trying to conceive

U/S = Ultrasound

WAHM = Working at home mom

WOHM = Working out of home mom

Did I forget any common abbreviations?

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