Surrogacy Acronyms


2WW: 2 Week Wait (from insems/transfer until test date)

AF: Aunt Flo -Your menstrual period

AI: Artificial Insemination

BCP: Birth Control Pills

BETA: Blood test for Pregnancy

BFP: Big Fat Positive (a positive pregnancy test)

BFN: Big Fat Negative (a negative pregnancy test)

CD: Cycle day, The first day of your period is cycle day 1

CM: Cervical Mucus

DE: Donor Egg

DPO: Days Post Ovulation

DP3DT: Days Post 3-Day Transfer

DP5DT: Days Post 5-Day Transfer

DPT: Days Post Transfer

ED: Egg donor/donation

EDD: Estimated Due Date

ELV: Easy Labour Vibes

FET: Frozen Embryo Transfer

FIF: Former Intended Father

FIM: Former Intended Mother

FIP: Former Intended Parents

GS: Gestational Surrogate

HPT: Home Pregnancy Test

IF: Intended Father

IM: Intended mother

INDY: Independent (not going through an agency)

Insems: Artificial Inseminations

IP: Intended Parent/Parents

OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit

OPT: Ovulation Predictor Test

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOD: Polycystic Ovarian Disease

PIP: Potential Intended Parent

PIF: Potential Intended Father

PIM: Potential Intended Mother

POAS: pee on a stick 

TS: Traditional Surrogate

TTC: Trying To Conceive