Fertility Acronyms to Help You on Your Journey to Parenthood

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When it comes to your fertility journey, it is both unique to your personal situation while also being relatable to those who are on a similar journey. At the Idaho Fertility Center, the goal of our experienced and compassionate team is to make your experience as comfortable and informative as possible. You can rest assured that you are in good hands with our fertility experts. Not only do we strive to communicate with you to answer all of your questions and concerns, but our Idaho Fertility Center offers some of the top success rates in the nation. We want to help you thrive on your path to parenthood.

Today we want to talk about some of the fertility acronyms you will likely come across on your journey. Most of us use acronyms every day though we don’t really think about it. Acronyms are basically abbreviations made from the first letter of every word in a phrase or series of words. So you’ll tell someone you went to the ATM today rather than the automated teller machine.

These short versions of words can also be created using the first syllables of words. Funny acronyms also exist, like BING (But It’s Not Google), S.P.A.M. (Seriously, Poor Advertising Method!) and of course the ever popular funny car acronym, FORD (Fix or Repair Daily). Okay, that last one is only funny to those of us who aren’t driving one!

Getting serious for a moment, there are, of course, acronyms in the medical field and the fertility field. Today we’re going to look at seven acronyms you might hear when speaking with us or someone in your fertility network. It’s good to know these terms and be comfortable using them because they are familiar to you. Plus, it’s just cool to learn new things!

Fertility Acronyms

-E2 – Estradiol (a form of Estrogen)

-ET – Embryo Transfer

-FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer

-GNRH – Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (e.g.: Lupron)

-ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

-IUI – Intrauterine Insemination

-LH – Luteinizing Hormone

-PGT – Preimplantation Genetic Testing

-PRL – Prolactin

-SART – Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

-TESE – Testicular Sperm Extraction

-T3, T4, FT4 – Thyroid Function Tests

For a complete list of acronyms you might hear on your fertility journey, check out our longer list of fertility acronyms (and glossary terminology) listed on our resource page.

The goal of our fertility specialists in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve. We strive to give you emotional support, an accurate and informative diagnosis along with the right IVF treatment options for your unique needs. If you and your partner are ready to take the next step in your fertility journey, we invite you to give us a call at 208-529-2019 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologists. We look forward to working closely with you to create the family you have always wanted.