When you’re entering fertility treatment, it can feel as if you’ve stepped into an alternate universe full of new language and you need a secret decoder ring to translate it all. To help sort common fertility acronyms and abbreviations, we’ve created a helpful list.
This includes clinical reproductive terms along with internet slang that you’ll commonly see when speaking to other people who are TTC (trying to conceive). For example, you may see online FF (fertility friends) discussing what day they are expecting AF (Aunt Flo, their period) so they can go into their fertility center for BW (bloodwork) and start their OI (ovulation induction) cycle, or others who are waiting to POAS (pee on a stick).
By decoding fertility acronyms, we hope this brings empowerment and understanding by providing this free, printable, quick-start Fertility Acronym Guide!
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This list is just a start in your fertility journey that we hope brings you happiness, health, and success in achieving your family-building goals.
Linda Scruggs BSN, RN has specialized for 15 years in fertility, reproductive medicine, and women’s health. As a nurse, patient educator, and solo mother of two children, she shares personal experience with high-risk pregnancies. Connect with Linda on Instagram at @metrointegrative and @unboxedmom where she serves as a resource to empower and educate women seeking wellness for themselves and their families.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition. The information in this article is for educational purposes only.