Know the fertility abbreviations to communicate with your doctor betterby Kate Steel Fertility Center
When a couple has been trying for a baby since the past one year without the use of any form of contraception it could be a case of infertility. The problem of infertility could be with any of the partners or even both. This calls for a consultation with the fertility specialist who would ask you some questions to determine the reason for your infertility and recommend infertility treatments like the IVF and the ICSI treatment.
Once you have decided to visit the fertility specialist and decided upon the type of treatments and its procedures, there may be times when you are not able to understand the jargon used by the doctors among themselves while they are treating you. I guess if you are paying a huge sum of money for your IVF Treatment Cost then at least you should be able to understand the words thrown back and forth around you and about your treatment.
So here are a few abbreviations which will help you understand your doctors and treatment better:
1. 2WW - Two Week Wait. This is the time limit which is taken into consideration which is between ovulation and periods or a pregnancy test.
2. AC - this is the initials for the name Agnus Castus which is the name of the herbal remedy that is believed to increase fertility in women
3. AI - this stands for Artificial Insemination which is also known as Intrauterine insemination
4. BBT - this stands for Basal Body Temperature
5. BCP - this stands for Birth Control Pill
6. BD - this stands for Baby Dance or the sex of the baby
7. BFN - this stands for Big Fat Negative which means a negative result of the pregnancy test
8. BFP - this stands for Big Fat Positive which means a positive result of the pregnancy test
9. CD - this stands for Cycle Day which is the first day of your periods
10. CM - this stands for cervical mucus.
There are many such abbreviations that are used by doctors which are in connection with your condition or your treatment. Know and understand them to understand your treatment better.
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