Infertility Lingo Guide

A

2WW
Two-week wait, that dreaded time between ovulation (and any conception attempts) and possibly AF.
ADI
Anonymous donor insemination, referring to sperm donors who are not known to the couple using the sperm
AF
Aunt Flo, a woman's menstrual period.
ART
Assisted reproductive technology or technique

B

BBT
Basal body temperature
BCP, OCP
Birth control pills, oral contraceptives
BD, bd'ing
Baby-dancing, sexual relations that are hoped to result in conception.
Beta
Often refers to Beta hCG test (See hCG below).
BTW
"by the way"

C

CCT, clomid challenge test
Diagnostic test in which clomiphene is used to gauge ovaries' response to FSH, thereby predicting the "health" of egg supply
CD
Cycle day, referring to which day of a woman's ovulatory cycle she is presently in
CM
Cervical mucus
Cryo
Cryopreservation, referring to the freezing of embryos, sperm, and occasionally, eggs for future use in IVF

D

DD
Dear daughter
DE
Donor egg, referring to eggs other than those of woman trying to conceive
DH
Dear husband
DI
Donor insemination, referring to insemination with sperm other than husband's or partner's
DS
Dear son
DW
Dear wife
Dx
Diagnosis