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When's the best time to get pregnant? Use our interactive ovulation calculator to work out when you're most fertile and most likely to conceive.


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Emnooandyou Wed 21-Oct-15 13:42:03

Hello, we are trying to conceive and thought I would join the forum for support. I can't really understand what people are saying though! ??
Can someone point me to a thread that explains the abbreviations or just let me know if possible please? What is CD1, what is OPK, what is SMEP etc etc.... Appreciate any help!

Rememberallball Wed 21-Oct-15 14:54:28

SMEP is Sperm Meets Egg Plan. Originally designed to help couples after miscarriage many couples use it to assist with managing time to the best effect during the month.

CD1 is shorthand for Cycle Day 1 which is the first day of full flow of menstrual blood.

OPK is Ovulation Predictor Kit

DTD doing the deed. Also BD aka baby dance.

Just ask if there are any others you want explaining.

Artioo2 Wed 21-Oct-15 14:55:04

CD1 - cycle day one (ie. the first day of your cycle)
OPK - ovulation prediction kit
SMEP - Sperm Meets Egg Plan, a schedule for having sex over your fertile period.

Other common ones I can think of -

IC - internet cheapie, the cheap test sticks you can buy in bulk online
DTD - do the deed!
AF - Auntie Flow, a period
BFP - big fat positive (test)
BFN - big fat negative
TTC - trying to conceive

This forum can be a bit intimidating at first with all the ongoing threads, in jokes and abbreviations, but it's a very friendly place!

Artioo2 Wed 21-Oct-15 14:56:06

Cross posted. smile

Emnooandyou Wed 21-Oct-15 15:45:41

Ah that's great thanks everyone!!!! Much appreciated smile

FattyFishwife Wed 21-Oct-15 19:51:58

DH -darling husband

DP - darling partner

DS -darling son

DD - darling daughter

DC darling child

DTD/BD - doing the deed/baby dance - SEX!!!

TWW/2 WW – two week wait...the time between ovulation and the arrival (or not!!) of your period

MC/MMC – miscarriage, missed miscarriage

BBT – basal body temperature – your body temperature before you do anything except open your eyes in a morning

Rainbow baby – a baby conceived/delivered after a miscarriage

CM/EWCM – cervical mucus/egg white cervical mucus

FRER – First response early response – an early pregnancy test

CB – clearblue – another brand of pregnancy test

ERPC – evacuation of retained products of conception – surgical removal of a miscarriage

POAS – pee on a stick – take a pregnancy (or opk) test

Sadie91 Wed 21-Oct-15 22:45:40

This is so helpful! There were one or two i couldn't figure out! Haha thank you! X

Emnooandyou Thu 22-Oct-15 09:16:40

Ah that's great, and I suppose for us as a same-sex couple - DW will be Dear Wife! Unless it means something else on here lol!

Emnooandyou Thu 22-Oct-15 09:17:27


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