110 Trying To Conceive (TTC) Abbreviations

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If you are new to the world of TTC (Trying to Conceive), you may feel like you have stumbled upon an entirely new world, complete with its own language. When you hit the forums, expect to be met with friendly advice from people who have been in your shoes, but it will probably come in a form of shorthand like none you have seen before.

But soon you will be yukking it up with the best of them – in fluent TTC shorthand. This handy little guide should help familiarize you with the terms. But you will want to bookmark this page for future reference. There are a few too many acronyms for you to try to memorize.

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  1. Adejoke Jul 23, 2016
    I really like what have learnt here today. It really helps.
    1. Phil (OC Team): Thank you Adejoke. - (Jul 24, 2016)
  2. Godswill Jul 25, 2016
    This is very useful. I'm having pains on the letf side region of my waist.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Thanks for your comment. Have you seen our article about ovulation cramping? https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cramping-pain/ - (Jul 27, 2016)
  3. Siene Jul 28, 2016
    My period came on the 7th of June and lasted for 3 days as usual. I later saw scanty blood mix with water on the 17th of July that later stopped on its own. The same applied on the 18th of July this time the blood was a bit dark and brown in color and later stopped. It came again on the 19th and lasted till evening but still scanty and brown in colour. Can you explain to me what went wrong? Am I pregnant?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Please take the Implantation or Period Quiz: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Jul 28, 2016)
  4. Godswill Jul 30, 2016
    Hi, Is it alright to get intimate on the last day of one's fertile day? I mean the ovulation day itself? Or should I get intimate a day or two before ovulation day?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Please see your Fertile Window in Ovulation Calculator to see your conception odds for each of your fertile days. You will notice that you best odds are the day before ovulation, but you still have a good chance on ovulation day too, - (Jul 31, 2016)
  5. Godswill Jul 30, 2016
    I had my period on the 21-22 of July, I later saw scanty brownish colour stuff on the 25th. What could that be?
  6. Godswill Jul 30, 2016
    When should one start to take vitamins? and their name(s)?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Please have a look at the following link. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/prenatal-vitamins/ - (Jul 31, 2016)
  7. Olayinka Aug 09, 2016
    Kindly advise if fertility aid for men is ok for a man with relatively low sperm count. And is the fertility pack from forever living ok for a woman with secondary infertility? Trying seriously for two years now and getting close to 40 years old.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Talk to your doctor before taking any products to treat infertility. Good luck on your journey! - (Aug 10, 2016)
  8. Stella Aug 10, 2016
    I'm finding this process very helpful. Thank you.
  9. Amelia Aug 11, 2016
    What does flcd mean when it's asking how the cervix feels?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Firm, Low, Closed and Dry - (Aug 11, 2016)
  10. Jack Aug 14, 2016
    I had my period on the 11th of August 2016. It came out scanty on the 12th of same month. It flows normal, but on the 13th being the third day, it came out brown and stopped. Hope it is normal, if not I need your advice, thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Light spotting for 1-2 days could be implantation. Have a look at this article to check your symptoms. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 14, 2016)
  11. Augustina Aug 16, 2016
    This is so educational.
  12. Kate Aug 26, 2016
    Hi, I have being TTC for 6 months and am in my fertile window today. I have a 27 day cycle. I am praying for a baby this month. I hope it works for me.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Good luck to you! - (Aug 26, 2016)
  13. Odunze Aug 28, 2016
    Well, I really wanted to have a baby boy. How do i monitor it? what specific date during ovulation is required? What kind of position during sex should I use? Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Unfortunately, I cannot help with ways to sway one sex or another. But here is an article about boosting your odd of conceiving. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/get-pregnant/ Good luck! - (Aug 28, 2016)
  14. Bose Aug 31, 2016
    My Period came with severe pain on my right shoulder. In fact, from my neck down to my arm was hurting seriously. Please what could be the cause?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Shoulder pain, specifically at the tip (where the arm meets the shoulder), could be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy. You mention the pain is severe, so I would suggest seeing your doctor right away. It's best to be safe. Good luck! - (Aug 31, 2016)
  15. Jack Sep 01, 2016
    I am having pains in my abdomen. Will it be a symptom of lungs or what?
  16. Oladele Sep 01, 2016
    Good morning. I did not get my period two days ago, but some fluid came out of my private part last night. It disappeared before this morning. Please, could this be a sign of conception?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you may be ready to test. Good luck! - (Sep 01, 2016)
    2. Husna: Hope so. Good luck! - (Nov 27, 2016)
  17. Oladele Sep 03, 2016
    Good morning, Christina. It seems my period is here and it has started coming out since Thursday afternoon. It hasn't been flowing as usual up till now. Is it real, and does having sex during periods guarantee conception?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Having sex during your fertile window doesn't guarantee conception. It's normal for a healthy, fertile couple to take a few months to conceive. Good luck! - (Sep 03, 2016)
  18. Princess Sep 08, 2016
    I've been trying to download the ovulation calendar on my phone but its not downloading. Please, is there any other link you can direct me to? I really need it.
    1. Christina (OC Team): We're working on a mobile app that will make it much easier for you. For now, you may access the website from your mobile device. - (Sep 08, 2016)
  19. Oc Sep 13, 2016
    This is helpful. Thanks!
  20. Selah Sep 16, 2016
    Hi, I have been having cramps for the last 3 weeks and breast pain. Is this normal?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have you taken a pregnancy test? These could be early signs of pregnancy. If you are not pregnant, I'd suggest talking to your doctor about potential causes. - (Sep 17, 2016)
  21. Bites Sep 18, 2016
    I have heavy pain in my lower back and my period isn't due for 7 days, so when can I take a pregnancy test? Can I take one tomorrow or after 10 to 12 days?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can test at 14dpo or the day after your missed period. Good luck! - (Sep 18, 2016)
  22. Bites Sep 18, 2016
    I'm 7 day late. No period.
  23. Bites Sep 18, 2016
    I'm very happy. I got a positive test today again. After how many days can I check again?
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's exciting news... congratulations! You can test again right away. - (Sep 19, 2016)
  24. Godswill Sep 21, 2016
    During my ovulation , I don't usually see the slippery cervical mucus. Is it advisable to take fertility drugs?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this article. There's a section about what you can do about low cervical mucus https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Sep 21, 2016)
  25. Godswill Sep 21, 2016
    My period is usually two days. I want to find it out if it's ok.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Sep 21, 2016)
  26. Morenike Oct 01, 2016
    Am so glad to be part of this site.
  27. Jack Oct 01, 2016
    I had my period on the 29th of September and the period stopped on the1st of Oct 2016. Plus, when is the best time for my ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your details into your account here and you'll get a predicted fertile window. Good luck! - (Oct 01, 2016)
  28. Funmilayo Oct 15, 2016
    Wow this is so interesting. I was confused at first, but now I understand better. Thanks to you, OC.
  29. Bulisiwe Oct 25, 2016
    I want to know everything about ovulation.
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's a great attitude! :) Have a look at this article https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation/ - (Oct 26, 2016)
  30. Mariyatu Oct 27, 2016
    Very helpful
  31. Bernice Nov 01, 2016
    Hi everyone! There's a lot of helpful info here. I'm still getting acquainted with it all. Keep up the good work!
  32. SSparkle Nov 04, 2016
    I haven't gotten my period in 2 days and I'm having breast tenderness and cramping. I've also been tired a lot. Could I be ready to take a pregnancy test?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, you can test now. Good luck! - (Nov 04, 2016)
  33. Leeandra Nov 06, 2016
    Hi, I am 7 days late for my period to start. I have been having severe cramps and flutters in my lower abdomen. I went to urgent care yesterday due to the pain and they could not find anything wrong. Also, my pregnancy test was negative. Still having the same symptoms any advice?
  34. Joyce Nov 11, 2016
    Hello, I last had my LMP on October 10th. I did a PT on the 4th and it was negative. I still haven't seen my period as at today on the 11th of November. I'm yet to do another test. My breasts are heavy and fuller with painful nipples and white discharge. What is your advice?
  35. Charu Nov 22, 2016
    Hi, I have been TTC for 5 months. I'm 28. I have been having sex in my fertile window yet still no results. I have 31-33 day cycles. I have very bad cramps on the first day of my period. Why am I not conceiving?
  36. Maryam Dec 02, 2016
    Hi, I have been married for one year and tried to conceive to no avail. I had my period on the 7th of Dec to the 11th and my menses will be due on the 4th Sunday. I feel some pain in my lower abdomen in both sides. What could this be?
  37. Stephanie Dec 07, 2016
    Hi, Me and my husband are trying to conceive using AI. Is there as good a chance as doing it the normal way? We use a syringe as my husband can't ejaculate in me himself. I just wanted to know if this just as good a way to conceive. My ovulation is Friday and we've done it twice this week. Any advice?
  38. Stacy Dec 16, 2016
    Hi, My ovulation date was the 10th to 15th of December and I had intercourse on the 8th of December. What are the chances of getting pregnant?
    1. Stephanie: Hi Stacy, chances are pretty high, I think, considering you did have intercourse in the middle. As it says, sperm can last five days, so there is good chance. I hope everything works out for you xxx - (Dec 17, 2016)
  39. Hauwa Dec 18, 2016
    Hi, I had my menses on the 6th-11 of Dec. When am I ovulating? I have been TTC for about 3 years now.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you log your cycle data into your Ovulation Calculator account, you'll get a prediction of ovulation and your fertile window. Good luck! - (Dec 19, 2016)
    2. Hauwa: Thanks a lot - (Dec 20, 2016)
  40. Deezae Dec 18, 2016
    l got my Af on the 17th. It was 4 days late from my predicted date of the 13th. l got a BFN on the 16th, so I will try again this month. l've been married for a year now and having sex every time on my fertile days but still can't conceive. Why is this so? And can heavy, very painful periods delay conception?
  41. Asha Dec 20, 2016
    I had my AF on the 29th of November for 7 days. I have been having regular ITC and today I started having serious cramps on my right side. I'm also feeling tired. Could it be implantation pain. Is this realistic??
  42. Amber Dec 22, 2016
    My period came. Last month, it was from the 21st of November to the 1st of December. And me and my husband just started trying to conceive two months ago. During that time, I did not have a period until November. This whole time in December, we have been trying to conceive. I took a test at 1:48 in the morning on December 21st. It said negative. Should I take another one when the app tells me to on the 24th? Or should that pregnancy test tell that I'm really not pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you tested early, you can try again in a few days. Good luck! - (Dec 22, 2016)
  43. Dawson Dec 23, 2016
    Last AF was on 11/17. I'm 9dpo on CD 37. According to the app, I ovulated on dec.14th. Today, I experienced right pelvic pains that felt like something ruptured. After a few hours passed, it went away. I took a test this morning and got a bfn. I also have PCOS.
  44. Caroline Jan 10, 2017
    I am so very happy that I came across this forum. It has really helped me in my TTC journey.
    1. Hauwa: That's what we wanted. I'm happy for you! - (Jan 10, 2017)

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