There are quite a few abbreviations in the infertility world that make it quite difficult to understand what’s going on sometimes. I am going to list only a few abbreviations I am actively using.
TTC – Trying To Conceive
MFI – Male Factor Infertility
IUI – Intra-Uterine Insemination
IVF – In Vitro Fertilisation = One or more eggs are fertilised in the lab and then implanted into the uterus after a number of days (usually between 3 and 5 days).
ICSI – Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection = A single sperm is injected into an egg. This is done when the sperm count is low or sperm is failing to fertilise the egg without assistance.
2WW – 2 Week Wait – This is the time between ovulation or embryo transfer until the pregnancy test.
OHSS – Ovarian HyperStimulation Syndrome
An extensive list can be found on various Blogs, my favourite being Our Misconception’s babelfish for infertility.
Infertility – what is it?
I am fairly lazy and don’t want to reinvent the wheel, thus just a few links to blogs with excellent content.