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    Default BH Admin - Nettiquette guide and acronyms for newies

    Hey lovely ladies

    We have a lot of newies to the ED Forum who google 'egg donor' and a few minutes later find themselves in an entirely different world with not much help to know what to say, how to say it etc. I have searched the site but can't find a nettiquette guide with the basics in it...am I missing it?

    Otherwise, is it OK if I find a couple of good sites - perhaps others know of some - that we can post as a sticky for our brand Newies, as well as a list of ED acronyms, and the general acronyms? Will put together here for the moment if this idea is OK and ask one of you to sticky it.

    Just might help some of the communication issues - takes a while to understand the structure of the forum, where to post, what to post, what is appropriate etc. and for most, it's a huge emotional step into the bargain.

    Thank you - as always, you do a great job and we are most appreciative.

    xx

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    Acronyms

    Donor Conception Terms

    ED Egg Donor / Egg Donation (also called Donor Occyte)
    DC Donor Conception / Donor Conceived
    DE Donor Egg
    DI Donor Insemination
    DS Donor Sperm
    IP Intended Parents or recipients
    IF / IM Intended Father / Intended Mother
    GS Gestational Surrogacy (Surrogate carries baby for recipients using recipients embryos)
    TS Traditional Surrogacy (Surrogate carries baby for recipients using surrogate/IFs embryos)
    DC Offspring - Donor Conceived Offspring
    DEm - Donor Embryo

    IVF Terms

    2WW Two Week Wait (nerve racking wait between embryo transfer and knowing)
    AC Assisted Conception conception via all but natural means
    AF Aunty Flo (period)
    AI Artificial Insemination
    ART Assisted Reproductive Technology
    BCP Birth Control Pill
    BFN Big Fat Negative
    BFP Big Fat Positive
    BT Blood test / bloods
    EPU Egg Pick Up
    ET Embryo Transfer
    FET Frozen Embryo Transfer
    FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone used to over stimulate follicles in IVF
    E2 Oestrogen reading
    HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin human pregnancy hormone, level of which determines pregnancy
    HPT Home Pregnancy Test
    ICSI Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection one healthy sperm is selected to be injected into the egg. Most donor cycles use ICSI.
    IUI Intrauterine Insemination
    IVF In Vitro Fertilisation ( process of fertilising egg outside the body and then
    transferring embryo back to the uterus)
    LAP Laparoscopy
    MF Male Factor sperm issues
    OHSS Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome where the ovaries are over stimulated and can lead to hospitalisation in very severe cases
    POF Early menopause / Premature Ovarian Failure where a womans ovarian reserve is severely decreased or non-existant
    RE Reproductive Endocrynologist (or Doctor for those who like plainer language!)
    SA Semen Analysis
    US Ultrasound / scan

    General

    ASAP As soon as possible
    BB Bulletin Board
    BBL Be back later
    BIL Brother-In-Law
    BRB Be Right Back
    BTW By the way
    FIL Father-In-Law
    LMAO Laughing my @$$ off
    LOL Laughing Out Loud
    LOL Lots Of Love
    MIL Mother-In-Law
    ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my @$$ off
    SIL Sister-In-Law

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    Thanks for those acronyms!

    There is a 'How To' guide in the main (blue) menu bar that gives the basics on making a post and there is a list of acronyms in the Contact section at the very top of the forum.

    However, I take your point, it is on my 'to do' list to make some of these things - plus our site rules - a little easier to find. I will endeavour to move it higher up my 'to do' list and hopefully have that done within the next 3 weeks.

    In the meantime, I've made this thread a sticky

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    Thanks Hil, have just got back here and read this...as long as it's somewhere on here and we can point them in that direction so they can get a vague idea.

    Love your work!

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    Hi There.. This is my first time doing "this" and seriously have no idea what to do.. All looks very confusing, so thought this thread title a good place to start.. Just watched the SBS Doco and feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole ED Ride!! I am waiting to see if i will be donating for my sister who is still undergoing IVF cycles, so if unsuccessful again, I will be helping her out.. I never realised that there were so many women out there needing donor eggs as well as women interested in donating...

    As i have 3 healthy kids, was very keen on the idea to help my sister out.. GUess I was not quite ready for the realisation of the whole process until I watched the program tonight..

    I am still very excited about the prospect of helping her out, but fingers crossed her next cycle will work..... Thanks for all the lingo.. May take me a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahstarfish View Post
    Hey lovely ladies

    We have a lot of newies to the ED Forum who google 'egg donor' and a few minutes later find themselves in an entirely different world with not much help to know what to say, how to say it etc. I have searched the site but can't find a nettiquette guide with the basics in it...am I missing it?

    Otherwise, is it OK if I find a couple of good sites - perhaps others know of some - that we can post as a sticky for our brand Newies, as well as a list of ED acronyms, and the general acronyms? Will put together here for the moment if this idea is OK and ask one of you to sticky it.

    Just might help some of the communication issues - takes a while to understand the structure of the forum, where to post, what to post, what is appropriate etc. and for most, it's a huge emotional step into the bargain.

    Thank you - as always, you do a great job and we are most appreciative.

    xx
    I too am new. Wish Id known about this site many years ago !!
    Can't seem to find a specific embryo donor site or those looking for embryos?
    Is there one or am l missing it.
    Such a whole new world. Praise yourself for being involved. xxx

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    Hi ebonyanne,
    If you go to the top right hand corner of this site you will see private messages...it will say you have one soon Iam PM'ing you now...wait for it OK


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    hello ebonyanne welcome to our lovely and friendly site iam sure you will make new friends here iam looking forward to reading your story hon xxxx jojo

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    Thankyou so much for this info, it really helps. I was a little confused with all the letters in all the messages.
    Now I can get my head around it a bit better.

    I am a bit confused as I can't seem to find my posting I put earlier in the week. Nat replied to me and I think I replied to her but am not sure.

    Can someone help me please

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    Thank you for your effort to put this Info it is realy make our messag easier !!
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