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BTW: Mommy Message board Lingo, HTH

Mommy message boards and forum groups are popping up all over the Internet, which are awesome resources to almost any type of parent (trying to conceive, first time pregnancy, over 35, twins and multiples, single moms and the list goes on). They can be amazing support groups if you are separated from your partner, moved to a new area with no friends close by, or if you are the first one expecting in your circle. But on top of the regular online emoticons and acronyms, these moms have a completely different vocabulary of slang, shorthand and acronyms you’ll need to get to know if you actually want to understand the conversation. 

For example: I am a FTM and IMO, NIP is NMS…

Did you get that? For those of you who are shaking your head no right now, we have put together a quick cheat sheet to help you learn the lingo so you can type like the rest of em. And for those of you who nailed it - are their any you would add to this list? 

 

 

Acronyms

Meaning

AP

Attachment Parenting

BBL

Be back later

BBT

Basal body temperature

BC

Birth control, or before children

BD

Baby dance (sex to conceive)

BF

Breastfeed, or boyfriend

BFN

Big fat negative (pregnancy test)

BFP

Big fat positive (pregnancy test)

BM

Breast milk, or bowel movement

BW

Blood week (period)

BRB

Be right back

BTW

By the way

CC

Controlled crying

CD

Cycle day

CIO

Cry it out (sleep training)

CWIM

See what I mean

CS

Cesarean section

DA

Dairy allergy

DC

Daycare

DPO

Days past ovulation

DTD

Do the deed

EDD

Estimated due date

FF

Formula feeding

FT

Full time

FTM

First time mum

FTR

For the record

GOAT

Stated when the commenter has read all previous responses before commenting

HPT

Home pregnancy test

HIPPO

Stated when a commenter is commenting without reading all previous responses

HTH

Hope this helps

IMHO

In my humble opinion

IMO

In my opinion

IRL

In real life

ITA

I totally agree

IUI

Intrauterine insemination

IVF

in vitro fertilization

KWIM

Know what I mean

L&D

Labor and delivery

LO

Little one

M/C

Miscarriage

ML

Maternity leave

MM

Mothers milk

MS

Morning sickness

NIP

Nursing in Public

NMS

Not my style

O

Ovulation

O'd

Ovulated

OT

Off topic

PG

Pregnant

POAS

Pee on a stick (pregnancy test)

PP

Previous poster

PPD

Post partum depression

SAHD

Stay at home dad

SAHM

Stay at home mom

SAHP

Stay at home parent

SD

Sperm donor

SO

Significant other

TMI

Too much information

TTC

Trying to conceive

US

Ultrasound

 

 

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