The Truth About Infertility

Click “Pardon My Disillusion” for my posts regarding my battle with infertility,
but remember… infertility isn’t pretty and it opens your “sharing”.
I rant, rave, and offer pissy commentary on our trials TTC #3… again and failing.
We’re currently on a possibly permanent break.
If you don’t like what I have written here-don’t bother commenting. 
This is my outlet when things drive me crazy and with infertility that’s a lot.

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TTC Abbreviations WITH explanations lol!

(in alphabetical order)

2ww ~ Two Week Wait before testing
AF ~ Aunt Flo or menstruation
AH ~ Assisted Hatching
BBT ~ Basal Body Temperature
BD ~ Baby Dance, Sex
BC or BCP ~ Birth Control Pills
BETA ~ Blood test for PG
BFN ~ Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Test)
BFP ~ Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
CB ~ Cycle Buddy – friend w/same cycle day
CBEFM ~ Clear Clue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD ~ Cycle Day
CL ~ Corpus Luteum
CM ~ Cervical Mucus
CP ~ Cervical Position
DB ~ Discussion Boards
DD ~ Dear Daughter
DH ~ Dear Husband
DPO ~ Days Past Ovulation
DS ~ Dear Son
DTD ~ Doing The Dance, BD, sex
DUST ~ Sprinkle PG Dust on TTCers
EC ~ Embryo Cyro/Freezing
EDD ~ Estimated Due Date
EPO ~ Evening Primrose Oil
EWCM ~ Egg-White Cervical Mucus
FF ~ Fertility Friend (online charting software)
hCG ~ Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – detected in HPTs
H&H ~ Happy and Healthy
HPT ~ Home Pregnancy Test
HSG ~ Hysterosalpingogram – usually to test for blocked tubes.
ICSI ~ Microfertilization
IF ~ Infertility
IUI ~ Intrauterine Insemination
IVF ~ In Vitro Fertilization
LH ~ Luteinizing Hormone – detected in OPKs
LP ~ Luteal Phase, days between O & AF
LTTTC ~ Long Term Trying to Conceive
O ~ Ovulation
OPK ~ Ovulation Predictor Kit
PG ~ Pregnancy, pregnant
PNV ~ Prenatal Vitamin
RE ~ Reproductive Endocronolgist – “fertility doctor”
SA ~ Semen Analysis
ROBI ~ Robitussin or Guaifenesin Syrup (expectorant) used to thin CM
SO ~ Significant Other
SOD ~ Sex on Demand
TCOYF ~ Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
TR ~ Tubal Reversal
TTC ~ Trying To Conceive
TTCOAY ~ Trying to conceive over a year
YI ~ Yeast Infection
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