The Bump Community Glossary


2WW - Two-week wait until time to take pregnancy test (approximately 14 days after ovulation)


AE - Alter(nate) Ego

AF - Aunt Flo (menstruation)

AI - Artificial Insemination

AMA - Advanced maternal age

AO - Anovulatory

AP - Adoption Process

AR - Assisted Reproduction

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

AW- Attention Wanted (Whore)


BBs - Breasts

BC - Birth Control

BCP - Birth Control Pills

BBT - Basal Body Temperature

BD - Big Deed (baby making sex), also Baby Dance

BF or BF'ing - Breastfeeding

BFN or BF0 - Big Fat Negative (home pregnancy test result)

BFP - Big Fat Positive (home pregnancy test result)

BIL - Brother-in-Law

BF or BF'ing - Breastfeeding

BIO - The Nest Baby Community Bio

BM - Bowel Movement or Breast Milk

BMB - Birth Month Board

BOTB - Baby On The Brain (The Nest message board)

BRU - Babies R Us Store

BSC - Bat Shit Crazy

BW or B/W - Blood Work


C&P - Copy and Paste

CB - Cycle Buddy

CBEFM - Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor

CD - Cycle day

CDs - Cloth Diapers

CF - Cervical fluid

CH - Crosshairs (on Fertility Friend)

CIO - Cry It Out

CL - Corpus Luteum

CM - Cervical Mucus

CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife

Colpo - Colposcopy

CP - Cervical position

CP: Clicky Poll

CPW: Clicky Poll Wednesday

CVS - Chorionic Villae Sampling


D&C - Dilation and Curettage

DD - Dear/Darling Daughter or Designated Driver

DD - Dirty Delete

DC - Dear/Darling Child

D&E - Dilation & Evacuation

DH - Dear/Darling Husband

DI - Donor Insemination

DPO - Days past ovulation

DS - Dear/Darling Son


E2 - Estradiol

EBF- Exclusively Breastfed

EBM - Expressed Breast Milk

EDD - Estimated Due Date

EFF- Exclusively Formula Fed or Eco-Friendly Family (board)

ENDO - Endometriosis

EOD - Every other day

EP- Exclusively Pump

EPT - Early Pregnancy Test

ER - Emergency Room

ET - Embryo Transfer

ETA- Edited to add, or Edit to the Above

EWCM - Egg White Cervical Mucus


FBF - Fur Baby Friday (sharing your pet photos on Friday)

FC- Future Child(ren)

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer

FF or FF'ing - Formula Feeding

FF - Fertility Friend (fertility charting website)

FFS - For F*cks Sake

FH - Fertile Ho (one who gets knocked up without trying)

FI - Fiance(e)

FM - Fertility Monitor

FWP - Fvck With Purpose (baby making sex)

FMU - First morning urine

FP - Follicular Phase

FRER - First Response Early Response

FSH - Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FTR - For the Record

FTTA - Fertile Thoughts To All

FX - Fingers crossed

F/U - Follow-up

FWIW- For What It’s Worth


GBCB/N/K - Goodbye Cruel Bump/Nest/Knot

GOTB - Get off the Board

GMA - Geriatric Maternal Age

GP - General Practitioner

GTKYFB- Get To Know Your Fellow Bumpie


HCG - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

H&H - Happy and Healthy

HOM - High Order Multiples

HPT - Home Pregnancy Test

HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy

HSC - Hysteroscopy

HSG - Hysterosalpingogram

HTH- Hope That Helps


IB - Implantation Bleeding

IC - Incompetent Cervix, also CI - cervical insufficiency

IC (as in pg test) - immunochormatographic, cheap test in a small strip form. (eg Wondfos)

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

IDK - I don't know

IF - Infertility

IHO- In Honor Of

IM - Intramuscular

IMO- In My Opinion

IMHO- In My Humble/Honest Opinion

IR- Insulin Resistant

IRL- In Real Life

ITA- I Totally Agree

IUI - Intra-uterine Insemination

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean


KU- Knocked Up

KTFU - Knocked the F* Up

KWIM - Know What I Mean?


LAP - Laparoscopy

LGBT - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender

LH - Luteinizing Hormone

LIP - Link in post

LMP - Last Menstrual Period

LO - Little one

LP - Luteal phase

LPD - Luteal Phase Defect


MC - Miscarriage

MF or MFI - Male Factor Infertility

MF - Mind Fetus (phantom pg symptoms)

MS - Morning Sickness

MTHFR - Common gene mutation, more info here

MUD- Made Up Drama


NAK - Nursing at the Keyboard

NBR - Not Baby Related

NFO - Not Finding Out (gender)

NFP - Natural Family Planning

NFT - No Further Text

NIP - Nursing In Public

NMS- Not My Style

NP - Nurse Practitioner

NTD - Neural Tube Defect


NWT - New With Tag


O - Ovulation

OB - Obstetrician

OB/GYN - Obstetrician/Gynecologist

OC - Oral Contraceptives

OHSS - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

OOT - Out Of Town

OP - Original Poster

OPK - Ovulation Predictor Kit

OPT - Ovulation Predictor Test

OTC - Over-the-counter

OV - Ovulation

OWT - Old Wives Tale


P4 - Progesterone

PA - Physician's Assistant

PC - Post-Coital (after sex)

PCO, PCOD - Polycystic Ovary Disease

PCOS (POS) - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCP - Primary Care Physician

PCT - Post-Coital Test

PG - Pregnancy or Pregnant

PI - Primary Infertility

PIAC - Pee In A cup

PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PIH - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

PIP - Picture in post

PIT - Pitocin

PITA - Pain in the ass

PM- Private Message

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

PNP- Pack and Play

PNV - Prenatal vitamin

POAS - Pee On A Stick

POMF - Pee on My Fingers

POTW- Picture Of The Week

Pough - Pee+Cough

PP- PostPartum or Previous Poster

PPH - Pink Puffy Heart

PROM - Premature Rupture of Membranes

PSA - Public Service Announcement

PTL - Preterm labor

PZ - PregnantZilla (self-centered pregnant woman)


RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist

RPL - Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

RSA - Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion


S/A - Sperm/semen analysis

SAHD - Stay At Home Dad

SAHM - Stay At Home Mom

SAHW - Stay At Home Wife

SAIFW - Success After Infertility Welcome

SHG - Sonohysterogram

SI - Secondary Infertility

Sniss - Sneeze+piss

SO- Significant Other

S/O - Speaking Of

SonoHSG - Sonohysterogram

STD - Short Term Disability

STTN- Sleeping Through The Night


TAB- Taking a break

TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book)

TI - Timed Intercourse

TIA - Thanks in Advance

TL - Tubal Ligation

TMI - Too Much Information

TR - Tubal Reversal

TRH - Thyroid Releasing Hormone

TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

TTA - Trying to Avoid

TTC - Trying To Conceive


UC - Unassisted Childbirth

US or u/s - Ultrasound

UTI - Urinary Tract Infection


V - Vasectomy

VBAC - Vaginal birth after caesarian

VR - Vasectomy Reversal


WAHM/D - Work at home mom/dad

WBC - White Blood Cells

WDYT- What Do You Think

WOHM/D - Work outside home mom/dad

WTEWE - What to Expect When You're Expecting (book)

WTF - What the F*ck


WWYD- What Would You Do


XP- Cross Post (Posted on multiple boards)


YGM- You've Got Mail

YGPM- You've Got a Private Message

YI - Yeast infection

YKWIM- You Know What I Mean?

YWIA - You're Welcome In Advance