Terminology

Turns out, the infertility world has it’s own language. Because not everyone knows what the heck it all means, here is a convenient key for you:

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman’s female sex hormones. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, small cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other problems. (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001408/)

TTC: Trying to conceive

CD: Cycle Day (menstrual cycle… that is)

DPO: Days past ovulation

Clomid: Fertility drug

Metformin: Diabetes drug, used in women with PCOS as it’s thought to help regulate the hormones (due to a myriad of complex factors involving insulin)

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