While Googling around looking for information on TTC (trying to conceive), I came across something that stumped me.
What the hell was “BD”?
I figured out pretty quickly that it meant sex, but WHAT did it stand for? Bumpin’
After a little more Googling, I saw it stood for “Baby Dancing” (i.e. doin’ it for a purpose). Ah.
So if anyone else out there is super-slow on the TTC antonyms, here is my quickie cheat-sheet. Happy Baby Dancing!
2ww*: Two–week waiting time from O to AF
AF: Aunt Flo (perrrrrriod)
BBT: basal body temperature
BCPS: birth control pills
BD: Baby-dancing, or sex intended for conception
BF: breastfeed … or boyfriend
BFN/BFP: Big Fat Negative/Positive, on a home pregnancy test
BM: breast milk … or bowel movement. EW!
CD: cycle day
CF: cervical fluid
CM: cervical mucus
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
EWCM: egg white cervical mucus
ETC: Expecting to Conceive
FMU: First Morning Urine.
HPT: home pregnancy test
IB: Implantation Bleeding
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit
PG: pregnant, or pregnancy
POC: Process of Conceiving
TTC: Trying to Conceive
*For those of you keeping score, this is where I am now. Waiting sucks.
Category: Trying to conceive
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 11-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
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