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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Surrogacy Acronyms -

Surrogacy & Fertility have their own language.   In order for you to read and understand a lot of what I am going to be doing and going through you will probably need a little 'translator'.

I hope this will help you in future posts.  :)

Some of the most common acronyms you will see/hear me us are.......

IP's - Intended parents
IM - Intended mother
IF - Intended father
AF - Aunt Flow  ;-)
AI - Artificial insemination (shouldn't happen to me!)
DPO - Days past ovulation
RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
GS - Gestational surrogate - like me!  (not using their own eggs)
TS - Traditional surrogate - using their own eggs
HCG - that hormon that turns the tests +!
ICSI - (in English) - they inject a single sperm into an egg
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization
LMP - last menstrual period
M/C - miscarriage (let's hope I don't use this one!)
"O" - Ovulation
PG - Pregnant
PIO - Progesterone in oil (this will be injected)
SM - Surrogate Mother
SO - Significant other
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
TTC - Trying to conceive
EDD - Estimated Due Date
2WW - 2 Week wait
POAS - Pee on a stick
HPT - Home pregnancy tests
BFN - Big fat negative
BFP - Big fat positive


  1. Thanks for the lingo. I know it makes things a lot easier to have a shorthand--and it is interesting. :-)

  2. Wow, lots I didn't know or remember.


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