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Acronyms 2017-09-13T08:14:51+00:00

2WW: 2 Week Wait, time between O and AF or pregnancy
ABC: Artificial Birth Control
ABF: Adoptive Breastfeeding
ABM: Artificial Baby Milk (Formula)
AF: Aunt Flow (Period Started)
AIO: All In One (diaper and cover together)
AP: Attachment Parenting
API: Attachment Parenting International (organization for AP groups)
AROM: Artificial rupture of membranes (amniotomy, have your water
broke by OB/MW)
AMA: Against Medical Advice
BB: Boobs (breasts)
BBD- Baby Dust
BBT: Basil Body Temperature
BC: Birth Control
BCP’s: Birth Control Pills
BD, BDing: Baby Dance(ing) (making babies)
BF: Breastfeed or Breastfed
Bfing: Breastfeeding
BFN(P): Bald Face Negative (Positive)(re: pregnancy test) Or
Big Fat Pos/Neg
BIL: Brother In Law
BMS: Baby Making Sex (TTC)
BP: Birthparent
CBE: childbirth educator
CBEFM- Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor
CD: Cloth Diapering
CD#: Cycle Day, followed by a number (CD1 is first day of period)
CIRC: Circumcision
CIO: Cry It Out
CM: Cervical Mucus
CMP: Certified Professional Midwife
CO: Cervical Opening
CP: Cervical Position
C-S, C/S, CS: Depends on context, can be cesarean section, or co-sleeping
CTA: Charting To Avoid (conception)
DDC: Due Date Club
DD: Dear Daughter *
DEM: Direct Entry Midwife
DFD: Dear Foster Daughter
DFS: Dear Foster Son
DH: Dear Husband *
DP: Dear Partner *
DPO: Days Post Ovulation
DS: Dear Son *
DSD: Dear Stepdaughter *
DSS: Dear Stepson *
DW: Dear Wife *
EBF: Extended Breastfeeding (past 1 year), or Exclusive Breastfeeding (no solids or supplementation)
EBM: Expressed Breast Milk
EDD: Estimated Due Date
EFM: External Fetal Monitoring
ENDO: Endometriosis
EPO: Evening Primrose Oil
EPI: short for Epidural anesthesia
ETA: Edited to Add or Estimated Time of Arrival
FAM: Fertility Awareness Method
FP: Family Practitioner
FRER- First Response Early Result (pregnancy test)
FSBC: Free standing birth center
GD: Gentle Discipline or Gestational Diabetes check context for meaning.
HB: Homebirth
HBAC: see VBAC
HTA: Hoping to Avoid (conception)
HTH: Hope This Helps
IC- Internet Cheapie (pregnancy test)
IF: Infertility
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
KWIM?: Know What I Mean ?
LAM: Lactational Amenorrhea Method of birthcontrol (absence of fertility due to breastfeeding.)
LLL: La Leche League (international breastfeeding support organization)
LP- Luteal phase

M/C: Miscarriage
MIL: Mother In Law
MW: midwife
NATCH: Naturally
NIP: Nurse In Public
NFL: Natural Family Living
NFP: Natural Family Planning method of birthcontrol
O: Ovulation
OB: Obstetrician
OP: Original Poster
OT: Off Topic
PCOS: Polycystic ovaries
PG- Pregnant
PL: Potty Learning
PM: Private Message
PROM: premature rupture of membranes
POAS/POS: Pee On A Stick (Pregnancy Test)
PPD: Post Partum Depression
P4- Progesterone blood test 7 days passed ovulation
PT- Pregnancy Test
RBB- Rainbow Baby (calm after the storm/pregnancy after miscarriage)
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)
RIC: Routine Infant Circumcision
ROM: Rupture of Membranes (water breaks in childbirth)
SAHD: Stay At Home Dad
SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
SIL: Sister In Law
SO: Significant Other
ST: Sleep Training
TCOYF: Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
TIA: Thanks In Advance
TMI: To Much Information
TTA: Trying To Avoid (conception)
TTC#: Trying To Conceive, usually followed by # indicating which child
TTW#: Trying to wait (# indicates which child)
UB: Unassisted Birth
UBAC: see VBAC
UC: Unassisted/unattended Childbirth
UP: Unassisted Pregnancy/Self-Care
US: Ultrasound
VAX: Vaccination
VBAC: Vaginal Birth After Cesearen, others in this vain are HBAC=home birth after C, UBAC=unassisted birth after C.
VPD: Vaccine preventable disease
WB: Waterbirth
WAHD: Work At Home Dad
WAHM: Work At Home Mom
WOH: working out of the home
WOHM(D): Work Out of Home Mom (Dad)

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