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Abbreviations and Acronyms Glossary

A

  • AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians
  • AAP – American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ABB – Apple Bottom Baby
  • ABM – artificial baby milk (formula)
  • ACOG – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • AF – Aunt Flo (menstrual period)
  • AI2 – all in two (cloth diaper)
  • AIM – artificial infant milk (formula)
  • AIO – all in one (cloth diaper)
  • AP – attachment parenting
  • ARM – artificial rupture of membranes
  • AROM – artificial rupture of membranes

B

  • BB – Best Bottom
  • BBT – basal body temperature
  • BC – birth control
  • BCP – birth control pill
  • BD – baby dance (sex)
  • BF – boyfriend
  • BF – breastfeeding
  • BF – breastfed
  • BF – best friends forever
  • BFN – big fat negative
  • BFP – big fat positive
  • BG – bumGenius
  • BIL – brother-in-law
  • BM – breast milk
  • BM – bowel movement
  • BPA – bisphenol A
  • BS – bed-share/sharing

C

  • CD – cloth diaper/diapering
  • CD – cycle day
  • CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CF – cervical fluid
  • CIO – cry it out
  • circ – circumcision
  • CL – corpus luteum
  • CM – cervical mucus
  • CP – cervical position
  • CS – co-sleep/sleeping

D

  • DCP – day care provider
  • DD – darling/dear daughter
  • DH – darling/dear husband
  • DPO – days post/past ovulation
  • DS – darling/dear son
  • DSD – darling/dear stepdaughter
  • DSS – darling/dear stepson
  • DTaP – diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  • DW – darling/dear wife

E

  • EBF – exclusively breastfed
  • EBF – extended breastfeeding
  • EBM – expressed breast milk
  • EC – elimination communication
  • EDD – estimated due date
  • EN – extended nursing
  • EP – exclusively pumping
  • ERIC – End Routine Infant Circumcision
  • EWCM – egg-white cervical mucus

F

  • FAM – Fertility Awareness Method
  • FB – FuzziBunz
  • FDA – Food and Drug Administration
  • FF – formula fed
  • FGM – female genital mutilation (female circumcision)
  • FIL – father-in-law
  • FM – fluff/fluffy mail
  • FMLA – Family and Medical Leave Act
  • FTT – failure To thrive

G

  • GF – girlfriend
  • GYN – gynecologist

H

  • HB – homebirth
  • hCG – human chorionic gonadotropin
  • HCP – health care provider
  • HH – Happy Heinys
  • HPT – home pregnancy test
  • HS – homeschooling

I

  • IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • ILs – in-laws
  • IUD – intrauterine device
  • IUI – intrauterine insemination
  • IVF – in vitro fertilization

J

K

  • KL – Kissaluvs
  • KN – Knickernappies

L

  • LC – lactation consultant
  • LH – luteinizing hormone
  • LLL – La Leche League
  • LMP – last menstrual period
  • LO – little one
  • LP – luteal phase

M

  • MC – miscarriage
  • ME – Mother-ease
  • MF – microfiber
  • MGM – male genital mutilation (male circumcision)
  • MIL – mother-in-law
  • MMR – measles, mumps, and rubella
  • MS – morning sickness
  • MW – midwife

N

  • NAK – nursing at keyboard
  • NB – newborn
  • NC – non-circumcising/non-circumcized
  • NFP – natural family planning
  • NIH – National Institutes of Health
  • NIP – nursing in public
  • NP – nurse practitioner
  • NV – non-vaccinating

O

  • O – ovulation
  • OALD – over-active let down
  • OB – obstetrician
  • OB-GYN – obstetrician-gynecologist
  • OHT – one-handed typing
  • OP – original poster
  • OPK – ovulation predictor kit
  • OS – one size/sized
  • OT – off topic
  • OTSBH – over the shoulder baby holder
  • OV – ovulation

P

  • PAK – pumping at keyboard
  • PCP – primary care physician
  • PG – pregnancy
  • PG – pregnant
  • PIS – Pump In Style (Medella breast pump)
  • POAS – pee on a stick
  • PPD – postpartum depression
  • PPP – postpartum psychosis
  • PSA – public service announcement
  • PUL – polyurethane laminate
  • PUPP – pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
  • PUPPP – pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
  • PVC – polyvinyl chloride

Q

R

  • RAR – Rumparooz
  • RIC – routine infant circumcision

S

  • SAHD – stay-at-home dad
  • SAHM – stay-at-home mom
  • SB – Swaddle Bees
  • SEZ – Snap-EZ
  • SIL – sister-in-law
  • SNS – supplemental nursing system
  • SO – significant other

T

  • Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
  • TPU – thermoplastic polyurethane
  • TTC – trying to conceive

U

 

  • UB – unassisted birth
  • UTI – urinary tract infection

V

  • Vax – vaccination
  • VF – vaccination free

W

  • WAHD – work-at-home dad
  • WAHM – work-at-home mom
  • WHO – World Health Organization
  • WIC – Women, Infants, and Children
  • WOHD – work out of home dad
  • WOHM – work out of home mom

X

Y

Z