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Guide to BabyFit Message Board Codes

A Quick Reference for Navigating the Boards

Welcome to the BabyFit Message Boards! Throughout the forums you will find people using common acronyms or codes as a shortened way to communicate a common word or phrase. Here is an alphabetical list of the most commonly used shortcuts. Use this as a quick reference as you navigate the boards.
  • 2WW: 2-week waiting time from ovulation to the start of menstruation (or to a sign of pregnancy when menstruation is late)
  • A: "Aunt Flo" (menstruation, period)

  • AP: attachment parenting
  • BB or BBS: Internet bulletin board(s)

  • BBL: be back later

  • BBT: basal body temperature

  • BCPS: birth control pills

  • BD: Baby dancing (sex intended for conception)

  • BF: breastfeed(ing), or boyfriend

  • BFN/BFP: big fat negative/positive on a home pregnancy test

  • BIL: brother: in: law

  • BM: breast milk, or bowel movement

  • BOB: "battery-operated boyfriend"

  • BRB: be right back

  • BT: blood test

  • BTDT: been there, done that

  • BTW: by the way

  • BUMP: noting that you are "bumping" a message board thread to the top of the page
  • CD: cycle day

  • CF: cervical fluid

  • CIO: cry it out

  • Circ: circumcise

  • CM: cervical mucus

  • CP: cervical position

  • CWIM: see what I mean

  • CS or C/S: Cesarean section
  • D&C: dilation and curettage

  • DC: daycare

  • DD: dear daughter

  • DF: dear fiance

  • DH: dear husband

  • DS: dear son

  • DSD: dear stepdaughter

  • DSS: dear stepson

  • DPO: days past ovulation

  • DW: dear wife

  • EBF: extended breastfeeding, or exclusive(ly) breastfeeding

  • EBM: expressed breast milk

  • EDD: estimated due date

  • EWCM: egg white cervical mucus

  • ETA: edited to add

  • ETC: expecting to conceive

  • FF: formula feeding

  • FET: frozen embryo transfer

  • FIL: father: in: law

  • FMU: first morning urine

  • FT: full time

  • FTR: for the record

  • FWIW: for what it's worth

  • FYI: for your information

  • HCP: health care provider

  • HPT: home pregnancy test

  • HTH: hope this helps

  • HSG: hysterosalpingogram

  • IB: implantation bleeding

  • IC: incompetent cervix

  • IMHO: in my humble opinion

  • IMO: in my opinion

  • IRL: in real life

  • IUI: intrauterine insemination

  • IVF: in-vitro fertilization

  • JJ or J/J: just joking

  • JK or J/K: just kidding

  • JMHO: just my humble/honest opinion

  • KWIM: know what I mean

  • L&D: labor and delivery

  • LMAO: laughing my "butt" off

  • LMP: last menstrual/monthly period

  • LO: little one

  • LOL: laughing out loud

  • LP: luteal phase

  • MC or M/C: miscarriage

  • MIL: mother-in-law

  • ML: maternity leave

  • MM: mother's milk

  • MYOB: mind your own business

  • NMS: not my style

  • NMSAA: not my style at all

  • NP: no problem

  • OMG: oh my gosh, or oh my god

  • OPK: ovulation prediction kit

  • OT: off topic

  • PG: pregnant, or pregnancy

  • POC: process of conceiving

  • PPD: postpartum depression

  • RE: reproductive endocrinologist

  • ROFL: rolling on floor laughing

  • ROFLMAO: rolling on floor laughing my "butt" off

  • SA or S/A: sperm analysis

  • SAHD: stay-at-home dad

  • SAHM: stay-at-home mom

  • SAHP: stay-at-home parent

  • SD: sperm donor

  • SO: significant other

  • SIL: sister-in-law

  • TCOYF: taking charge of your fertility (the guide to preconception)

  • TIA: thanks in advance

  • TMI: too much information

  • TTC: trying to conceive

  • TTCCK: trying to conceive cool kids

  • US or U/S: ultrasound

  • VBAC: vaginal birth after Cesarean section

  • WAH: work at home

  • WHO: work out of the home

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