It has actually been really handy in helping me keep track of things on a calendar so that I can share information with my doctor and such! Apart of this app comes a link for reading and posting on discussion boards. You choose one based on where you are in your journey. Of course most of what I read is on the Trying to Conceive board. The first few times I read posts from other ladies that are trying to have a baby, I literally had NO clue what they were saying. It was as if they were talking in another language and I was so confused! I thought I would share some of the lingo that I have learned and give you a feel for a normal post (:
TTC - Trying to concieve
BD- Baby Dance
OPK- Ovulation test
POAS- Pee on a stick
BCP-Birth control pills
BFP-Big fat positive (on a pregnancy test)
BFN-Big fat negative
BPM-Beats per minue (baby's heartbeat)
EDD-Estimated due date
HPT-Home pregnancy test
NTNP-Not trying, not preventing
BBT-Basal Body Temperature
And really these are just a few of what I have seen!! Could you imagine opening a post and trying to decode what in the world these women are talking about?!? Now this would be a normal post that I might find on one of these boards...ready?
"Help! DH and I have been TTC for 4 months. I am on CD 16 and had a -OPK! I am worried that my LP is too short!! Could it be that I have only been off BCP for 4 months? Should I start testing my BBT on a normal basis and then go from there? Ughh!! My AF usually arrives on between CD 26-28. That would put my LP at only 10 or 11 days if I O'd on CD 16. Let me know your thoughts!"
I really just made that up I promise (: Seriously though? I googled "Trying to Conceive" lingo to be able to start reading what these ladies have to say. Now I get it...how bout' you??