These abbreviations and acronyms are often used online  to discuss pregnancy and fertility

A                                                              

  • AF =  Aunt Flo (menstruation, menstrual period

  • AFAIK = As Far as I Know

  • AFK = Away From Keyboard

  • AFNW =  Aunt Flo Not Wanted 

  • AIIC = As If I Care

  • AISI = As I See It

  • AKA = Also Known As

  • ANFAWFOS = And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

  • ASAFP = As Soon As Freakin' Possible

  • ASAP = As Soon As Possible

  • AYF = All Your Fault

B

  • Babydust: Fairy dust, good luck getting pregnant

  • BAIK = Boy Am I Confused

  • BAK = Back At Keyboard

  • BB's = Breasts

  • BBT = Basal Body Temperature 

  • BC = Birth Control

  • BCP = Birth Control Pills 

  • BD = Baby Dancing (Love Making) 

  • BF = Boyfriend

  • BFN = Bloody f%^*$#g negative (refering to a negative pregnancy test) 

  • BFN = Bye For Now

  • BFN = Big Fat Negative (test result)

  • BFP = Bloody f%^*$#g positive (refering to a positive pregnancy test) 

  • BFP = Big Fat Positive (test result)

  • BIL = Brother-in-Law

  • BMS = Baby-Making Sex 

  • BNF = Big Name Fan

  • BNI = Batteries Not Included

  • BOC = But Of Course

  • BOF = Birds of a Feather (Special Interest Group)

  • BOS = Big Orange Switch (Panic Button)

  • BOT =  Back on Topic

  • BRB = Be Right Back

  • BRS = Big Red Switch (Panic Button)

  • BS = Bulls*

  • BSEG = Big S* Eating A Grin

  • BTDT = Been There, Done That

  • BTDT = Been There Done That

  • BTFM = Beats the Funk out of Me

  • BTFT = Been There, Fixed That

  • BTW = By the way

  • BTW = By The Way

  • BUGS Bloody User Generated Symptoms

  • BW or B/W = Blood Work

C

  • C&B = Crash & Burn

  • CATCH = Come Again? That Can't Help!

  • CB: Cycle Buddy (someone who shares the same menstrual cycle/ovulation dates)

  • CD = Cycle Day

  • CE = Creative Editing

  • CF =  Cervical Fluid

  • CIAO = Goodbye

  • CM = Cervical Mucus

  • CNM = Certified Nurse Midwife

  • COTFLGOHAHA = Crawling on the Floor Laughing Guts Out and Having a Heart Attack

  • CSY = Can't Stop Yawning

  • CU = Cracking Up

  • CUL = Catch You Later (Goodbye)

  • CUL8R = See You Later

  • CWYL = Chat With You Later

  • CYA = Cover Your Ass

  • CYA = See Ya

D

  • D&C = Duck & Cover

  • DBA = Doing Business As

  • DBN = Doing Business Not

  • DD = Dear/Darling Daughter

  • DES = Diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen)

  • DH = Dear/Darling Husband

  • DIAFYO = Did I Ask For Your Opinion

  • DILLIGAFF = Do I look Like I give a Flying Figment?

  • DITUIHIBMSL =  Did I Tell You I Hate IBMs Lately

  • DITUILIBMSL = Did I Tell You I Love IBMs Lately

  • DNPM = Damn Near P*ed Myself

  • DP = Dear Partner

  • DP = "Dancing" partner; spouse or significant other

  • DS = Dear/Darling Son

  • DSOP = Dear Significant Other Person

  • DTD = Doing the dance, sex

  • DUCWIC = Do You See What I See?

  • DUCWIM = Do You See What I Mean?

  • DUHWIH = Do You Hear What I Hear?

  • DW = Dear/Darling Wife

E

  • EMOTICONS:

  • :) or :-) = happy

  • :( or :-( = sad

  • :D = grin

  • :x = love

  • ;\ = mischief

  • B-) = cool

  • ]:) = devil

  • :p  = silly

  • X-( = angry

  • :^O = laugh

  • ;) or ;) = wink

  • :8} = blush

  • :_| = cry

  • ?:| = confused

  • :O = shocked

  • :| = plain

  • EOD = End of Discussion

  • EOL E= nd of Lecture

  • ESAD = Eat S* And Die

  • ESAL = Eat S* And Live

F

  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

  • FIGMO = Forget It, I've Got My Orders

  • FIIN = F* if I Know

  • FIL = Father-in-Law

  • FITB = Fill In the Blank

  • FM = Fine Magic

  • FOAD = F* off and Die

  • FOAF = Friend of a Friend

  • FOAFOAG = Father of a Friend of a Girlfriend

  • FOAG = Father of a Girlfriend

  • FOT =  Full of Tripe

  • FRZ = Freakin' Religious Zealot

  • FTASB = Faster than a Speeding Bullet

  • FTL =  Faster than Light

  • FTTA = Fertile Thoughts to All

  • FUA = Frequently Used Acronyms

  • FUBAR = Fouled Up (!) Beyond All Recognition (or Repair)

  • FUMTU = F*ed up More Than Usual

  • FUR = False Unicorn Root

  • FWIW = For what it's worth

  • FYA = For Your Action

  • FYEO = For Your Eyes Only

  • FYI = For Your Information

  • FYO = For Your Opinion

G

  • GASP = Go Away, Silly Person!

  • GCT = Glucose Challenge Test

  • GD&R = Grinning, Ducking and Running

  • GD&RVVF = Grinning, Ducking and Running Very Very Fast

  • GF =Girl Friend

  • GGN =  Gotta Go Now

  • GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer

  • GIGO =  Garbage In, Garbage Out

  • GIWIST = Gee I Wish I'd Said That

  • GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike

  • GnRH = Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone

  • GOMF =  Get Outta My Face

  • GP = General Practitioner

  • GRUIT = Get Ready You Impudent Thing

  • GTFOOMF = Get the F* Out of My Face

H

  • H&H = Happy and Healthy

  • HAND = Have A Nice Day

  • HHO1/2K = Ha Ha Only Half Kidding

  • HHOK = Ha Ha Only Kidding

  • HOMPR = Hang On, Mobile Phone's Ringing

  • HTH = Hope This Helps

  • HWS(PEST) = Husband Wants Sex (Please Excuse Slow Typing)

I

  • IAC = In Any Case

  • IAE = In Any Event

  • IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer, also IANA... such as CPA

  • IANALBIPOOTV = I Am Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV

  • IARTPFWTSIOWIM = I am Repeating this Parrot fashion without the slightest idea of what it Means

  • IBC = Inadequate But Cute

  • IBM = Inadequate But Marketable

  • ICUR = I See You Are

  • IDGABTT = It Don't Get Any Better Than This

  • IDGAD =  I Don't Give a Damn

  • IDGAS = I Don't Give a S*

  • IDTS = I Don't Think So

  • IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

  • IITYWTMWYBMAD = If I Tell You What This Means Will You Buy Me A Drink?

  • IITYWTMWYKM = If I Tell You What This Means, Will You Kiss ME?

  • ILIWTPCT = I Love It When the Plan Comes Together

  • ILSHIBAMF = I Laughed so Hard I Broke All my Furniture

  • IMBO = In My Biased Opinion

  • IMCO =  In My Considered Opinion

  • IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

  • IMNSHO =  In My Not So Humble Opinion

  • IMO =  In My Opinion

  • IMVHO = In My Very Humble Opinion

  • INPO = In No Particular Order

  • IOW = In other words

  • IRL = In Real Life

  • IYKWIM =  If You Know What I Mean

J

  • JK =  Just Kidding

K

  • KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid

  • KMA = Kiss my A*

  • KWIM =  Know What I Mean

L

  • L8R = Later

  • LAGNAF = Lets All Get Naked and Fool Around

  • LLTA = Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause

  • LMFAO = Laughing My F* A* Off

  • LMTTA = Leave Me the F* Alone

  • LO = Love Olympics (Love Making)

  • LOL = Laughing Out Loud

  • LTIP = Laughing Til I Puke

M

  • MC, m/c, misc. = Miscarriage

  • MCBTY(SN) = My Computer is Better than Yours (So Nyerrr)

  • MFG = More Friendly Garbage

  • MHDC(A) = My Hard Drive Crashed (Again)

  • MMIF = My Mouth Is Full

  • MYOB = Mind Your Own Business

N

  • NAA! = Not Another Acronym!

  • NBD = No Big Deal

  • NERD = National Establishment for Real Dorks

  • NFA = No Flaming Allowed

  • NFW = No F*ing Way

  • NIMBY = Not in My Back Yard

  • NJTH = Not Just Thinking Here

  • NOMS =  Not on MY System

  • NRN = No Reply Necessary

  • NTL = Nevertheless

  • NUNP = No Users, No Problems

O

  • OATUS = On a Totally Unrelated Subject

  • OAUS = On a Related Subject

  • OB =  Obstetrician

  • OB/GYN = Obstetrician/Gynecologist

  • OIC = Oh, I See

  • OMG =  Oh My Gosh

  • ONNA = Oh No, Not Again

  • ONNTA = Oh No, Not This Again

  • OOSOOM = Out of Sight, Out of Mind

  • OOTC = Obligatory On-Topic Comment

  • OT = Off Topic

  • OTC = Over-the-counter

  • OTFM = Only the Facts, Mam

  • OTOH = On the other hand

  • OTTOMH = Off the Top of My Head

  • OTTOMHAROOB = Off the Top of My Head and Rolling Out of Bounds

  • OTW = On the Whole

  • OWTTE = Or Words to that Effect

P

  • PBKAC = Problem Between Keyboard and Chair

  • PFM = Pure Freaking Magic

  • PG = Pregnant

  • PITA = Pain In The Ass

  • PMETC = Pardon Me, etc.

  • PMYMHMMFSWGAD = Pardon Me, You Must Have Mistaken Me for Someone Who Gives A Damn

  • POQ = P* Off Quickly

  • POQADCB = P* Off Quickly and Don't Come back

  • POV = Point of View

  • PPP = Petty Pet Peeve

  • PTMM = Please Tell Me More

R

  • ROFFNAR = Rolling on the Floor for no Apparent Reason

  • ROFL = Rolling on Floor Laughing

  • ROFLMAO = Rolling on Floor Laughing My Ass Off

  • ROFLOL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud

  • ROFLOLBAG = Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud Busting a Gut

  • ROFPML = Rolling on the Floor P*ing Myself Laughing

  • ROTBA = Reality on the Blink Again

  • RSN = Real Soon Now [which may be a long time coming]

  • RTFI = Read the Friendly Instructions

  • RTFM = Read the Freakin' manual!

  • RTFMA = Read the Manual, Sir!

S

  • SAHD =  Stay At Home Dad

  • SAHM =  Stay At Home Mom

  • SAR = Some Assembly Required

  • SBCN = Sitting Behind the Computer, Naked

  • SHM = S* Happens, Mate

  • SICS = Sitting in Chair Snickering

  • SIIN = S* if I Know

  • SIL =  Sister-in-Law

  • SITD = Still in the dark

  • SNAFU = Situation Normal All Fouled (!) Up

  • SO = Significant Other

  • SOE = Silly/Stupid Operator Error

  • SOL = Still Out of Luck (or something thereabouts <g>)

T

  • TANJ = There Aint No Justice

  • TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free lunch

  • TCB = Taking Care of Business

  • TDMATBICPLY = This Doesn't Mean A Thing But It Confuses People Like You

  • TGAL = Think Globally, Act Locally

  • TIA =  Thanks in advance

  • TIC = Tongue in cheek

  • TINALO = This is Not a Legal Opinion

  • TINAR = This is Not a Recommendation

  • TINWIS = That is Not What I Said

  • TLA = Three Letter Acronym (such as this)

  • TM = Trust Me

  • TMI =  To Much Information

  • TNOTVS = There's Nothing on Television, so...

  • TPS(S) = This Program Sucks, (Severely)

  • TPTB = The Powers That Be

  • TRDMC = Tears Running Down My Cheeks

  • TSOHF = Total Sense of Humor Failure

  • TTBOMK = To the Best of My Knowledge

  • TTC = Trying to Conceive

  • TTFN = Ta Ta for Now

  • TTM = To The Moderator

  • TTYL =  Talk To You Later

  • TTYRS = Talk To You Real Soon

  • TUFD = The User File Died

U

  • US, u/s = Ultrasound or ultrasonography

  • UTI = Urinary Tract Infection

V

  • V =  Vasectomy

  • VETLA = Very Enhanced TLA

W

  • WAB = What, Another Bill

  • WAMKSAM = Why are My Kitties (Kids) Staring at Me

  • WB = Welcome Back

  • WBS = Write Back Soon

  • WDYMBT = What do You Mean by That

  • WIBAMU = Well, I'll be a Monkey's Uncle

  • WMMOWS = Wash My Mouth Out with Soap

  • WTF = What the F*?

  • WTG = Way To Go

  • WTH = What the H*?

  • WYLABOCTGWTR = Would You Like a Bowl of Cream to go with That Remark?

  • WYLASOMWTC = Would You Like a Saucer of Milk with that Comment?

  • WYPIWYG = What You Printed Is What You've Got

  • WYSIAWYG = What You See is Almost What You Get

  • WYSINWNWYG = What You See Is No Where Near What You Get

  • WYSINWYG = What You See Is NOT What You Get

  • WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

  • WYTYSYDG = What You Thought You Saw, You Didn't Get

Y

  • YAOTM = Yet Another Off-Topic Message

  • YHGASPL = You Have Got A Serious Problem, Lad!

  • YMMV = Your Mileage may vary

  • YSS = You Suck Severely

  • YSWUS = Yea, Sure Whatever You Say!

  • YWSYLS = You win some, you lose some

Z

  • ZIFT = Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer