Acronyms and Abbreviations

AF Aunt Flo
AH Assisted Hatching
ANAs Anti-Nuclear Antibodies
APAs Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BCPs Birth Control Pills
Beta HCG Pregnancy Test
BMI Body Mass Index
B/W, b/w Bloodwork
CCCT, CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C Dilation & Curettage
DH Dear Husband
DPR Days Post-Retrieval
DPT Days Post-Transfer
E2 Estradiol
ED Egg Donor
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
ET Embryo Transfer
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GnRH Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG, HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HSC/h-scope Hysteroscopy
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
ICSI Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IPs Intended Parents
IF Intended Father
IM Intended Mother or Intramuscular Injections
IUI Intrauterine Insemination
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAP Laparoscopy
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LMP Last Menstrual Period (Start Date)
LPD Luteal-Phase Defect
MC, m/c Miscarriage
MMR Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
OB Obstetrician
OC Oral Contraceptives
OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
P4 Progesterone
PCO Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PET Post-Embryo Transfer
PG Pregnant
PGD Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO Progesterone In Oil
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
SA Semen Analysis
SM Surrogate Mother
S/S Signs/Symptoms
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ Subcutaneous Injection
US, u/s Ultrasound