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.

AFAunt Flo
APattachment parenting
BB or BBSbulletin board
BBLbe back later
BBTbasal body temperature
BCbecause, or birth control, or before children
BCPSbirth control pills
BDbaby dance (sex), or baby daddy
BFbreastfeed, or boyfriend
BFNbig fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFPbig fat positive (pregnancy test)
BMbreast milk, or bowel movement
BRBbe right back
BTDTbeen there, done that
BTWby the way
CDcycle day
CFcervical fluid
CIOcry it out
CMcervical mucus
CWIMsee what I mean
CS or C/Scesarean section (c-section)
DCdaycare, or dear child
DDdear daughter
DFdear fiancee
DHdear husband
DPdear partner
DPOdays past ovulation
DSdear son
DSDdear stepdaughter
DSSdear stepson
DTDdo the deed (sex)
DWdear wife
EBFextended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
EBMexpressed breast milk
EDDestimated due date, or expected date of delivery
EWCMegg white cervical mucus
FFformula feeding
FTfull time
FTMfirst time mom
FTRfor the record
FWIWfor what it’s worth
FYIfor your information
GOATindicates member has read all previous comments before posting
HPThome pregnancy test
HIPPOindicates member is commenting without reading other comments
HTHhope this helps
ICincompetent cervix
IMHOin my humble opinion, or in my honest opinion
IMOin my opinion
IRLin real life
ITAI totally agree
IUIintrauterine insemination
IVFin vitro fertilization
JJ or J/Jjust joking
JK or J/Kjust kidding
JMHOjust my humble opinion, or just my honest opinion
KWIMknow what I mean
L&Dlabor and delivery
LOlittle one
LOLlaughing out loud
LPluteal phase
MC or M/Cmiscarriage
MLmaternity leave
MMmother’s milk
MYOBmind your own business
NMSnot my style
NMSAAnot my style at all
NPno problem
Oovulation, or orgasm
O’dovulated, or orgasmed
OMGoh my gosh, or oh my god
OPoriginal poster
OPKovulation predictor kit
OToff topic
PGpregnant, or pregnancy
POASpee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)
PPprevious poster
PPDpostpartum depression
REreproductive endocrinologist
ROFLrolling on floor laughing
SAHDstay-at-home dad
SAHMstay-at-home mom
SAHPstay-at-home parent
SDsperm donor
SOsignificant other
TCOYFtake charge of your fertility
TIAthanks in advance
TMItoo much information
TTCtrying to conceive
US or U/Sultrasound
VBACvaginal birth after cesarean section
WAHwork at home
WOHwork out of the home

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