Glossary

This is still a little disorganised but I'll tidy it up later and probably add a few more terms in there as I go along. 

If you see something that's not listed here, just ask me!


  • 2WW - the time from ovulation until either a positive pregnancy test or a menstruation usually 14 days
  • AF - Aunt Flo, menstruation
  • AO - anovulatory, having a cycle with no ovulation
  • BBT - basal body temperature 
  • BCP - birth control pills 
  • BD - baby dance, intercourse for conception
  • BFN - big fat negative (pregnancy test) 
  • BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test) 
  • CD - cycle day (menstrual) 
  • CM - cervical mucus, normal vaginal discharge 
  • CP - cervical position 
  • DPO - days past ovulation 
  • DTD - Doing the deed (also sex)
  • EWCM - egg white cervical mucus, the most fertile type 
  • FMU - first morning urine (best sample for a pregnancy test) 
  • HPT - home pregnancy test
  • IC - Internet cheepy (usually in relation to OPK and HPK)
  • LP - luteal phase, the time from ovulation to menstruation, usually 14 days
  • LPD - luteal phase defect, an LP of less than 10 days
  • m/c - miscarriage 
  • O - ovulation 
  • OPK - ovulation predictor kit/test 
  • PG - pregnant 
  • POAS - pee on a stick, take a pregnancy test 
  • TTC - Trying to Conceive
  • WTT - Waiting to Try


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