Mittelschmerz An ache or twinge in the lower abdomen - caused by ovulation.
MS -- Morning Sickness Queasiness, nausea or vomiting that some women experience during pregnancy, particularly the first trimester. For tips on alleviating morning sickness, read these tips.
NPP -- Not Preventing Pregnancy Not actively pursing fertility treatment but not using birth control, more of a whatever happens, happens attitude toward babymaking.
O -- Ovulate, ovulation The release of the egg (ovum) from the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs approximately 14 days before the next menstrual period is due.
O'ING -- Ovulating Releasing an egg. Yesterday and today are great times for intercourse.
OI -- Ovulation Induction Ovulation induction is used to stimulate the follicles in your ovaries resulting in the production of multiple eggs in one cycle. Common medications include clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins, Metformin and Parlodel. OI also controls the timing of egg release or ovulate, so sexual intercourse, intrauterine inseminations, and in vitro fertilization procedures can be scheduled at the most likely time to achieve pregnancy.
Ovulation Calculator A calculator or charting tool to find out when you are most likely to become pregnant and to estimate your due date should conception occur. Pregnancy.org's BBT Charting Tool features customizable data, simple entry, previews and much more.
OPK -- Ovulation Predictor Kits A home ovulation test detects a woman's LH-Surge or the time a woman ovulates, allowing a determination of when conception is most likely to take place (period of peak fertility).
PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. With PCOS, women typically have high levels of androgens, missed or irregular periods, and many small cysts in their ovaries.
PG -- Pregnant/Pregnant Our goal! Good luck!
POAS -- Pee on a Stick Take a home pregnancy test.
Progesterone One of the female sex hormones, which is produced by the ovary and placenta. Progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus, for implantation of a fertilized egg, and helps maintain the pregnancy.
PVN -- Prenatal Vitamin For mom and baby's health, it's recommended she take a specially formulated multivitamin beginning 2 to 3 months before trying to conceive. During the first trimester all of the baby's major organ systems are forming and developing. Folic acid is especially important in preventing neural tube defects. The baby's neural tube begins to close within the first month of pregnancy, during a time when many women aren't aware they're pregnant!
RE -- Reproductive Endocrinologist A reproductive endocrinologist is a type of medical doctor who specializes in treating people with reproductive disorders. Among problems an RE treats are hormonal disorders, menstrual problems, infertility, and pregnancy loss.