What did you say?
Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree
I thought I would revisit some of these commonly used abbreviations and add a few I have encountered over the past year. Here are a few common medical abbreviations used on the forum that are usually found in posts discussing inseminations or pregnancy testing.
AF: Aunt Flo – female menstrual cycle
OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
BBT: Basal Body Temperature – used to pinpoint when ovulation has occurred and determine future patterns for predicting ovulation
LH: Luteinizing Hormone – hormone that increases briefly just prior to ovulation
POAS: Pee On A Stick – in reference to taking a home pregnancy test
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
hCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – hormone produced by the body that pregnancy tests use to establish positive results
Beta: beta HCG levels are tested at a physician’s office to confirm pregnancy
BFP: Big Fat Positive – Pregnant
BFN: Big Fat Negative – Not Pregnant
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer
Now that you understand some of these abbreviations you can confidently join the discussions of the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums.