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    Acronyms and What they mean

    ABC Artificial Birth Control
    ABF Adoptive Breastfeeding
    ABM Artificial Baby Milk
    AF Aunt Flo menstruation/period
    AP attachment parenting
    AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
    AATK Always At The Keyboard
    BB or BBS Internet bulletin board
    BabyDust Good baby making wishes
    BBL be back later
    BBT basal body temperature
    BC because, or birth control, or before children
    BCP birth control pills
    BD baby dance (having sex)
    BF breastfeed, or boyfriend
    BIL brother-in-law
    BM breast milk, or bowel movement
    BRB be right back
    BTDT been there, done that
    BTW by the way
    CBE childbirth educator
    CD Cloth Diapering
    CD cycle day
    CF cervical fluid
    CIO cry it out
    Circ. circumcise
    CM cervical mucus
    CWIM see what I mean
    DC daycare
    DD dear daughter
    DF dear fiancee
    DH dear husband
    DPO days past ovulation
    DS dear son
    DSD dear stepdaughter
    DSS dear stepson
    DW dear wife
    EBF extended breastfeeding
    EBM expressed breast milk
    EC Elimination Communication
    EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
    ETA Edited to Add
    FAM Fertility Awareness Method
    FF formula feeding
    FIL father-in-law
    FT full time
    FTR for the record
    FWIW for what it's worth
    FYI for your information
    GD Gentle Discipline
    HB Homebirth
    HBAC Homebirth After Ceserian
    HCG Human Chorionic Gondaotropin - Pregnancy hormone
    HPT home pregnancy test
    HTH hope this helps
    IIRC If I Recall Correctly
    IMHO in my humble opinion
    IMO in my opinion
    ISO In Search Of
    ITA I totally agree
    IRL in real life
    IVF in vitro fertilization
    JJ just joking
    JK just kidding
    JMHO just my humble opinion, or just my honest opinion
    KWIM know what I mean
    L&D labor and delivery
    LAM Lactational Amenorrhea Method of birthcontrol (absence of fertility due to breastfeeding.)
    LLL La Leche League (international breastfeeding support organization)
    LMAO Laughing My Arse Off
    LOL laughs out loud
    MC miscarriage
    MIL mother-in-law
    ML maternity leave
    MYOB mind your own business
    NAK Nursing At Keyboard
    NIP Nurse In Public (or for trading post New In Package)
    NFL Natural Family Living
    NFP Natural Family Planning method of birthcontrol
    NP no problem
    OMG oh my gosh, or oh my god
    OPK ovulation predictor kit
    OP Original Poster
    OT off topic
    OTOH On The Other Hand
    PG pregnant, or pregnancy
    PPD postpartum depression
    PM Private Message
    SAHD stay-at-home dad
    SAHM stay-at-home mom
    SAHP stay-at-home parent
    SD sperm donor
    SIL sister-in-law
    TIA thanks in advance
    TTC trying to conceive
    VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section
    WAH work at home
    WOH work out of the home
    Last edited by Leslie; 06-01-2011 at 01:30 PM.

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