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Acronyms and Abbreviations

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ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADs Antidepressants
AF Auntie Flo (period aka menstruation)
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AKA Also known as
A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
ASOS As seen on screen
ATK At the keyboard


B4N Bye for now
BAK Back at keyboard
BB Body Balance
BBL Be back later
BBS Be back soon
BC Body Combat
BD 'baby dancing' Having sex with intent of creating a baby!
BF Boyfriend or breastfeed
BFN Big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP Big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BH Braxton Hicks ('practice' contractions)
BM Bridesmaid or Best Man
BMI Body Mass Index
BOB Baby on board
BOGOF Buy one get one free
BP Body pump
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way

CBM Chief bridesmaid
CD Cycle day
CM Cervical mucus
CON Call of nature
CP Cervical position
CU See you
CV Cardiovascular
CVS Chorionic villus sampling (invasive test)
CYA See ya

DBF Darling boyfriend
DD Darling daughter
DH Darling husband
DOB Date of birth
DP Darling partner
DPO Days past ovulation
DS Darling son
DW Darling wife

EDD Estimated due date
EPU Early pregnancy unit
EWCM Egg white cervical mucus

FAMK For all mankind
FAO For the attention of
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FB F*ck buddy
FFS For f*ck's sake
FIL Father in law
FOC Free of charge
FWIW For what it's worth
FYI For your information

GF Girlfriend
GLB4UGH Get lost before you get hurt
GMTA Great minds think alike
GR8 Great
GTGN Got to go now
GTTL Gone to the loo

H2B Husband to be
HB Husband
HCG Human chorionic gonadotrophin (pregnancy hormone)
HG Hyperemesis gravidarium (championship puking during pregnancy)
HKBL Hong Kong bag lady
HPT Home pregnancy test
HTH Hope this helps
HV Health visitor

IASA I am so annoyed
IMHO In my honest/humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IRL In real life
IYSWIM If you see what I mean

L8R Later
LDR Long distance relationship
LF Low fat
LMAO Laughing my a**e off
LOL Laugh out loud
LT Luteal phase
LTNS Long time no see
LTR Long term relationship

MC Miscarriage
MIL Mother-in-law
MM Married man
MOB Mother of the bride
MOG Mother of the groom
MOH Maid of honour
MW Midwife

NAP Net a Porter
NL New Look
NOMDB Not over my dead body

OH Other half
OIC Oh I see
OMG Oh my god
OPK Ovulation predictor kit
OTOH On the other hand
OV/OVD Ovulation
OW Other woman

PG Pregnant
PMSL Peeing myself laughing
POV Point of view

ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my a**e off

SA Sales Assistant
SB Shag buddy
SIL Sister in law
SPD Symphysis pubis dysfunction (pelvic pain in pregnancy)
SSTM Smiling smugly to myself
STD Sexually transmitted diseases
SWL Squeals with laughter

T&T Tried and tested
TBH To be honest
TIA Thanks in advance
TMI Too much information
TRDF Tears rolling down my face
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTC Trying to conceive
TXL Thanks loads
TY Thank You

WAH Work at home
WB Welcome back
WI With irony
WTG Way to go
WW Week wait
WYBMADITY Will you buy me a drink if I tell you?

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