Family Forums Lingo Explained

November 07, 2018

Technology has opened the world to a whole new form of communication. The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums offer the opportunity to connect with other people who have utilized donor sperm to start a family. This is a great resource for those who are just starting their insemination journey. However, the medical terminology can be overwhelming and the abbreviations used by forum members can make it even more confusing.

Here are a few of the most common abbreviations used in the forum discussion boards:

SMC: Single Mother by Choice

dh/dw/dd/ds/dp: a reference to members of one’s family such as dear husband, dear wife, dear daughter, dear son, dear partner

TTC: Trying To Conceive / Time To Conceive

BBT: Basal Body Temperature – used to pinpoint when ovulation has occurred and determine future patterns for predicting ovulation

RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist – a doctor that identifies and treats infertility

2WW/TWW: Two week wait – this is the time between the end of your fertility treatment cycle and the test that confirms pregnancy

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

POAS: Pee On A Stick – in reference to taking a home pregnancy test

hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – hormone produced by the body that pregnancy tests use to establish positive results

BFP: Big Fat Positive – Pregnant

BFN: Big Fat Negative – Not Pregnant

PM: Private message – Electronic message similar to an e-mail but is viewed only through the forum

Now that you have learned some of the donor sperm lingo, check out the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums to put it to good use. It’s a fun way to interact with others online.

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