On this page, you will find infertility resources (Jewish and general) taken from www.mazornet.com, as well as an "infertility dictionary". There are some great chat boards so if you're reading them, you may need this shortcut to some of the most commonly used acronyms.
A.T.I.M.E. A Torah Infertility Medium of Exchange
This Jewish organization offers support and encouragement for Jewish couples who are coping with the throes of infertility. Emotional and practical support is offered through their quarterly newsletter. Advances in infertility treatments are reviewed through a halachic perspective as are current infertility procedures.(718)437-7110
Infertility Treatment Funding- Bonei Olam is the only organization worldwide that provides funding for all aspects of infertility. It is a private Jewish effort offering free or low-interest loans to help couples pay for infertility treatment.
A not for profit organization, offers advocacy, education, guidance, research and support through our many programs to Jewish men, women, and couples struggling with reproductive health and infertility.
National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE)
NINE offers free monthly educational meetings, support groups, a newsletter, resource library, and referrals to specialists. Currently, all meetings are held in the New York area, but audiotapes of presenters are available to anyone for a nominal fee.
PUAH Institute, established in 1990, has helped thousands of couples suffering from infertility through the process of building a family.
Tel: (718) 336.0603
A well-established organization dedicated to providing infertility information, support and medical referrals. Their extensive web site offers practical advice to beginning and understanding infertility treatment as well as insight into the emotional side of infertility, such as dos and don’ts for coping with holidays.
Helpline for infertility support (617) 623-0744
Created by women who suffered silently through infertility for too long, Yesh Tikva strives to serve the emotional and physical needs of Jewish couples struggling with infertility and aims to increase awareness, empathy and sensitivity from within the community at large.
- 2WW: Two-week wait (time between ovulation and period)
- AF: Aunt Flow, that lovely visitor
- ART: Advanced Reproductive Technology
- BCP: birth control pills
- beta- or “beta hCG”- blood test to determine pregnancy
- BD: Baby dance (bluntly put, having sex)
- BFN: Big fat negative (pregnancy test result)
- BFP: Big fat positive (pregnancy test result)
- BW= blood work
- CB: Cycle buddy (someone who is sharing the same cycle as you, working towards a BFP!)
- CD: Cycle day
- DA: Doctor Appointment
- DH: Dear Husband or Darling Husband.)
- DPO: Days past ovulation
- DPIUI= Days past IUI
- DPO= Days Past Ovulation
- DPR= Days Past Retrieval
- dp3dt= Days Past Three Day Transfer
- FET: frozen embryo transfer
- FMU: First morning urine (what you are supposed to use to test for a pregnancy test)
- FSH: follicle stimulating hormone
- Fx: Fingers crossed
- HPT: Home pregnancy test
- hCG, HCG:Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
- HSG: hysterosalpingogram (this is a hospital test that is done to see if the Fallopian tubes are blocked. It can be painful but it’s quick!)
- ICSI: Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (a way to fertilize eggs during IVF)
- IF: Infertility
- IRL: In Real Life
- IUI: Intrauterine Insemination
- IVF: In Vitro Fertilization (I really hope you know this one by now too!)
- LH: luteinizing hormone
- MC or m/c: miscarriage
- OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
- P4: progesterone
- PCP: Primary Care Provider
- PG: Pregnant
- POAS: Pee on a Stick (what you get to do while taking an ovulation or pregnancy test)
- PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Rx: Prescription
- SA: Semen Analysis
- TI: Timed Intercourse
- TTC: Trying to conceive
- TSH: thyroid-stimulating hormone
- TWW/2WW: two-week wait- time between ovulation and period
- US or u/s: Ultrasound