Acronyms & Abbreviations

A lot of mommy board users wonder what all the acronyms and abbreviations mean, but struggle to find an accurate list. Look no further. Here are all the acronyms and abbreviations you’ll ever need to survive the mommy boards.

Acronym Meaning
AF Aunt Flo
AP attachment parenting
BB or BBS bulletin board
BBC BabyCenter
BBL be back later
BBT basal body temperature
BC because, or birth control, or before children
BCPS birth control pills
BD baby dance (sex), or baby daddy
BF breastfeed, or boyfriend
BFN big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BIL brother-in-law
BM breast milk, or bowel movement
BRB be right back
BTDT been there, done that
BTW by the way
CD cycle day
CF cervical fluid
CIO cry it out
Circ. circumcise
CM cervical mucus
CWIM see what I mean
CS or C/S cesarean section (c-section)
DC daycare, or dear child
DD dear daughter
DF dear fiancee
DH dear husband
DP dear partner
DPO days past ovulation
DS dear son
DSD dear stepdaughter
DSS dear stepson
DTD do the deed (sex)
DW dear wife
EBF extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
EBM expressed breast milk
EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
EWCM egg white cervical mucus
FF formula feeding
FIL father-in-law
FT full time
FTM first time mom
FTR for the record
FWIW for what it’s worth
FYI for your information
GOAT indicates member has read all previous comments before posting
HPT home pregnancy test
HIPPO indicates member is commenting without reading other comments
HTH hope this helps
IC incompetent cervix
IMHO in my humble opinion, or in my honest opinion
IMO in my opinion
IRL in real life
ITA I totally agree
IUI intrauterine insemination
IVF in vitro fertilization
JJ or J/J just joking
JK or J/K just kidding
JMHO just my humble opinion, or just my honest opinion
KWIM know what I mean
L&D labor and delivery
LO little one
LOL laughing out loud
LP luteal phase
MC or M/C miscarriage
MIL mother-in-law
ML maternity leave
MM mother’s milk
MYOB mind your own business
NMS not my style
NMSAA not my style at all
NP no problem
O ovulation, or orgasm
O’d ovulated, or orgasmed
OMG oh my gosh, or oh my god
OP original poster
OPK ovulation predictor kit
OT off topic
PG pregnant, or pregnancy
POAS pee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)
PP previous poster
PPD postpartum depression
RE reproductive endocrinologist
ROFL rolling on floor laughing
SAHD stay-at-home dad
SAHM stay-at-home mom
SAHP stay-at-home parent
SD sperm donor
SIL sister-in-law
SO significant other
TCOYF take charge of your fertility
TIA thanks in advance
TMI too much information
TTC trying to conceive
US or U/S ultrasound
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section
WAH work at home
WOH work out of the home

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