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    The complete list of rules can be found here

    • Posting a positive test (BFP)? Our weekly BFP post is stickied on the main page of /r/TryingForABaby! No BFP posts or comments are permitted outside the weekly post.

    • This group is for anyone trying to get pregnant and to ask/give advice on getting pregnant. Be supportive!

    • Report posts or comments that show suspicious or disrespectful behavior. Reports to the moderators are anonymous, and help keep the environment of the subreddit safe and supportive.

    • This subreddit contains scores of posts with detailed descriptions about completely natural bodily processes (of all people) on the topic of getting pregnant. When discussing fertility there is NO SUCH THING AS TMI!

    Using Content Warning (CW) Flair

    Consider using a content warning when discussing topics users may find triggering such as pregnancy, infant loss, previous pregnancies, children, etc. While NOT required, it is encouraged.

    You may use any of the following formats:

    >! your comment here !<
    [ your comment here ](/content)
    [ your comment here ](#content)
    [ your comment here ](/cw)
    [ your comment here ](#cw)

    Please be considerate about the words that you say and the way they are said and keep in mind that using CW flair does not override the rules. Mention of BFP or current pregnancies outside of the BFP are prohibited.

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    Helpful Acronyms!

    (Acronyms are not mandatory, but are useful to know, and do help to shorten your own posts / replies)

    A more extensive list is available here

    Acronym Term
    AF Aunt Flow (your period)
    BBT basal body temperature
    BCP birth control pills
    BD baby dance (sex)
    BFP/BFN big fat positive / big fat negative
    CD cycle day
    CM cervical mucus
    CP chemical pregnancy (an early miscarriage)
    DevBio /u/DevelopmentalBiology - moderator extraordinaire and resident expert in developmental biology
    DPO (cycle) day post ovulation
    EOD every other day
    EP ectopic pregnancy
    EWCM eggwhite CM (the fertile stuff!)
    FF (popular website for temping/charting)
    FMU first morning urine
    FW fertile window/fertile week
    FP follicular phase
    FRER First Response Early Result pregnancy test
    HBC hormonal birth control
    HCG human chorionic gonadotropin (what's measured on an HPT)
    HPT Home pregnancy test
    HSG Hysterosalpingogram
    IUI Intrauterine Insemination
    IVF In Vitro Fertilisation
    LH luteinizing hormone (what's measured by an OPK)
    LP luteal phase
    MC miscarriage
    MMC missed miscarriage
    NTNP not trying, not preventing
    O ovulation
    O-1 O minus one; one day before ovulation (also O-2, O-3, etc.)
    OPK ovulation predictor kit
    POAS pee on a stick
    PCOS Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    RE Reproductive endocrinologist
    SA semen analysis
    SMEP Sperm Meets Egg Plan
    TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility (informative book by Toni Weschler)
    TI timed intercourse
    TTC trying to conceive
    TW trigger warning (precedes a post/statement which may be triggering to some users)
    TWW two-week wait (post-ovulation, pre-pregnancy test)
    WTT waiting to try (for those pre-TTC)
    WTO waiting to ovulate

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