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Fertility Fact Friday

Listed below are a few medical acronyms used in the infertility world. Upon initial testing your doctor will screen you for various hormones. Remember your regular obstetrician/gynecologist has only about 6 months of special training in infertility during medical school. So, if you have trouble conceiving, prayerfully consider scheduling an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrinologist, a physician who specializes in issues involving the reproductive system.

There is a reason why I listed only a few here. By no means is this an exhaustive list! And, you’re probably thinking what does PMS and PG have anything to do with? Just read the next post and you’ll find out!

PMS – pre-menstrual syndrome
TTC – trying to conceive
LH – Luteinizing Hormone – an acute rise triggers ovulation
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone – regulates the reproductive process and the production of eggs.
HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – hormone produced in pregnancy that is made right after conception
PG – pregnant

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