The language of IF

We talk in accronyms. CD4 – cycle day #4 (four days since the menstral period began); 4 dpo – four days past ovulation; “in the 2WW” – the agonizing weeks between ovulation and waiting for AF (aunt flow – the menstral period) to arrive or the take the dreaded Home Pregnancy Test (HPT). There are hundreds of shorthand ways to talk about IF. Like learning a foreign language, the IF language can take some time to learn. But, also like a foreign language, it gives those struggling with IF a common thread and a secret comardarie.

Want to really show love and understanding to your friend with IF? Tell him/her you are praying for their BFP – Big Fat Positive (a positive HPT or Beta (blood tes)t that tells them their wait is over!)

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