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Abbreviations!! Can anyone fill me in please!? 😊

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GardenDreamer Sun 09-Oct-16 19:26:19

Hello everybody. I'm quite new to mumsnet having recently read / made a thread about IVF. I really don't know what all the abbreviations are, regarding conception, periods, IVF, even regarding partners etc. I'm out of the loop! If anyone feels like offering me with any nuggets of wisdom to support my new dictionary that I think I need to follow posts properly I would be most obliged!! wink The only one I have figured out is Aunt Flow for period. (Not that I use abbreviations myself but I would like to understand!! Why is the man / husband / partner called DH? )
Thanking you!!! smilesmilesmile

eurochick Sun 09-Oct-16 19:27:48

There's an acronyms list on the forum page. Hth (hope that helps!smile).

RavioliOnToast Sun 09-Oct-16 19:28:06

Dh is dear husband
Dc is dear children
DD is dear daughter
Ds is dear son
Ltb is leave the bastard (mainly on relationships board)
Dpil is dear parents in law
Fil father in law
MIL mother in law

AuntieStella Sun 09-Oct-16 19:35:41

Only a husband is DH. It's because D is such a useful initial - covering a wide range of epithets from dratted via dog-breathed and dick-head to dear.

GardenDreamer Sun 09-Oct-16 21:34:28

Ha!!! Thanks all smile I'm learning wink

closephine85 Mon 10-Oct-16 07:11:21

A few that may help you on the infertility board...

AF - Aunt Flo (your period)
BFP - big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BFN - big fat negative
DPO - days past ovulation
DPT - days past transfer (of embryo in IVF cycle)

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