IF Acronyms

2WW 2 Week Wait (from transfer until pg test)
ACA Anti-cardiolipin Antibody
ACTH Adrenal Corticotropic Hormone
AF Aunt Flo, After Flow, Period, or Menstrual cycle
AH Assisted Hatching
AI Artificial Insemination
ANA Anti-nuclear Antibodies
APA Anti-phospholipid Antibodies
APTT Activated Partial Thrombo Time
ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASA Anti-sperm Antibody
ASRM American Society of Reproductive Medicine
ATA Anti-thyroid Antibody
BA Baby Aspirin
BBT Basal Body Temperature
BCP Birth Control Pills
BD Baby Dance (sex)
Beta HCG pregnancy test
BFN Big Fat Negative
B/W, b/w Bloodwork
CAH Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
CASA Computer-assisted Semen Analysis
CB Cycle Buddy
CBAVD Congenital Bilateral Absence of Vas Deferens
CCCT, CCT Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (Clomid Challenge Test)
CD Cycle Day
CF Cystic Fibrosis
CM Cervical Mucus
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
COH Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation
CP Cervical Position
CPFM ClearPlan Fertility Monitor (Brand Name)
CVS Chorionic Villae Sampling
D&C Dilation & Curettage
D&E Dilation & Evacuation
DE Donor Eggs
DES Diethylstillbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)
DH Dear Husband
DHEAS Dihydroepiandrosterone Sulfate
DI Donor Insemination
DIPI Direct Intra-peritoneal Insemination
DOR Diminished Ovarian Reserve
DPO Days Post-Ovulation
DPR Days Post-Retrieval
DPT Days Post-Transfer
DP3DT Days Post 3-Day Transfer
DP3DT Days Post 5-Day Transfer
DW Dear Wife
Dx Diagnosis
E2 Estradiol
EB, EMB Endometrial Biopsy
ENDO Endometriosis
EPT Early Pregnancy Test
ER Egg Retrieval
ET Egg Transfer
ETA Embryo Toxicity Assay
ETF Embryo Toxicity Factor
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBG Fasting Blood Glucose
FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
FI Fasting Insulin
FF Fertility Friend
FHR Fetal Heart Rate
FP Follicular Phase
FM Fertility Mucus or Fertility Monitor
FRED First Response Early Detection (Brand Name)
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
FTTA Fertile Thoughts to All
GD Gestational Diabetes
GI Gastrointestinal
GIFT Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
GnRH Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
GP General Practitioner
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
hCG, HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG, HMG Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HCP Health Care Practitioner
HEPA Hampster Egg Penetration Assay
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC Hysteroscopy
HSG Hysterosalpingogram
HX History
IBT Immunobead Binding Test
ICI Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IF Infertility
IGTT Insulin and Glucose Tolerance Test
INCIID International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
IM Intramuscular injections
IOR Immature Oocyte Retrieval
IR Insulin Resistant
ITI Intra-tubal Insemination
IUGR Intra-uterine Growth Retardation
IUI Intra-uterine Insemination
IVC Intra-vaginal Culture
IVF/ET In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
IVF In Vitro Fertilization
IVIg Intravenous Immunoglobulin
LAD Leukocyte Antibody Detection Assay
LAP Laparoscopy
LH Luteinizing Hormone
LIT Leukocyte Immunization Therapy
LMP Last Menstrual Period (start date)
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LP Luteal Phase
LPD Luteal-Phase Defect
LSP Low Sperm Count
LUF, LUFS Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome
MAI Miscarriage After Infertility
MC, m/c, misc. Miscarriage
MESA Microsurgical Epidiymal Sperm Aspiration
MF Male Factor
MMR Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NK Natural Killer Cells (CD56+)
NORIF Non-stimulated Oocyte Retrieval In (office) Fetilization
NP Nurse Practitioner
NSA Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration
O, OV Ovulation
OB Obstetrician
OB/GYN Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC Oral Contraceptives
OD Ovum Donor, Ovulatory Dysfunction
OHSS Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT Ovulation Predictor Test
OTC Over the Counter
P4, Prog Progesterone
PA Physician’s Assistant
PAI-1 Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1
PAF, PANFERT Pregnancy After Infertility
PCO Polycyctic Ovaries
PCOD Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom
PCP Primary Care Physician
PCT Post Coital Test
PESA Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
PG Pregnant
PGD Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
PI Primary Infertility
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIO Progesterone In Oil
PLI Paternal Leukocyte Immunization
PMS Pre-menstrual Syndrome
PMN Perinatal Mortality
POC Products of Conception
POF Premature Ovarian Failure
PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PZD Partial Zona Dissection
RE Reproductive Endocrinologist
R-hFSH Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RI Reproductive Immunologist
RIP Reproductive Immunophynotype
ROS Reactive Oxygen Species
RPL Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
RSM Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion
Rx Perscription
SA Semen Analysis
SART Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
s/b, S/B Stillbirth
SCORIF Stimulated Cycle Oocyte Retrieval
SHG, SonoHSG Sonohysterogram
SI Secondary Infertility
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SPA Sperm Penetration Assay
SPALS Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support
S/S Signs/Symptoms
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
SubQ Subcutaneous injection
SUZI Sub-zonal Insertion
T1 Type I Diabetic – Juvenile Diabete
T2 Type II Diabetic – Insulin Resistant, Adult Onset
T4 Thyroxine
TEBG Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin
TDI Therapeutic Donor Insemination
TESA Testicular Sperm Aspiration
TESE Testicular Sperm Extraction
TET Tubal Embryo Transfer
TL Tubal Ligation
TORCH Toxoplasmosis, Other, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus & Herpes test
TR Tubal Reversal
TRH Thyroid Releasing Hormone
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTC Trying To Conceive
TTCAR Trying to Conceive after Reversal
Tx Treatment
TZD Thiazolidinediones
UR Urologist
US, u/s Ultrasound
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
V Vasectomy
VR Vasectomy Reversal
WBC White Blood Count
WHR Waist to Hip Ratio
WNL Within Normal Limits
ZIFT Zygote Intra-fallopian Transfer