Pregnancy Dictionary


Pregnancy Dictionary

When I joined my first message board I was immediately hounded with an endless list of acronyms that I had to learn! And as I joined wedding planning and family/home/baby websites? That list just kept getting bigger and bigger.

While this list is likely just a refresher for many? I wanted to have a place to list all of these many acronyms in the event anyone is confused while reading my posts!  (Please leave a comment if I’ve forgotten an important one, I’d love your help in keeping this list accurate and up to date!)

AcronymWhat they mean 
AFAunt Flo — menstruation/period
APattachment parenting
BBCBabyCenter
BBLbe back later
BBTbasal body temperature
BC/BCPSbirth control (pills)
BCPSbirth control pills
BDbaby dance (sex)
BFbreastfeed, or boyfriend
BFNbig fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFPbig fat positive (pregnancy test)
BILbrother-in-law
BLWbaby-led weaning
BMbreast milk, or bowel movement
BRBbe right back
BTDTbeen there, done that
CDcycle day
CFcervical fluid
CIOcry it out
Circ.circumcise
CMcervical mucus
CS or C/Scesarean section
DDdear daughter
DFdear fiancee
DHdear husband
DPdear partner
DPOdays past ovulation
DSdear son
DSDdear stepdaughter
DSSdear stepson
DTDdo the deed
DWdear wife
EBFextended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
EBMexpressed breast milk
EDDestimated due date, or expected date of delivery
EWCMegg white cervical mucus
FFformula feeding
FILfather-in-law
FTfull time
HPThome pregnancy test
ICincompetent cervix
IUIintrauterine insemination
IVFin vitro fertilization
L&Dlabor and delivery
LOlittle one
LPluteal phase
MC or M/Cmiscarriage
MILmother-in-law
MLmaternity leave
MMmother's milk
MS or M/Smorning sickness or multiple sclerosis
Oovulation
O'dovulated
OHother half
OPKovulation predictor kit
POASpee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)
PPDpostpartum depression
REreproductive endocrinologist
SAHDstay-at-home dad
SAHMstay-at-home mom
SAHPstay-at-home parent
SDsperm donor
SILsister-in-law
SOsignificant other
TCOYFTaking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler
TTCtrying to conceive
US or U/Sultrasound
VBACvaginal birth after cesarean section
WAH (WAHM/D)work at home (Mom/Dad)
WOHwork out of the home