We’ve all been there – the minute you aren’t sure about something to do with your baby, (such as ‘is poo ever meant to be that colour?’) chances are you’ll look online and probably come across a mum forum.
And as if motherhood doesn’t bring enough new challenges, these forums have a language that’s all their own!
So, here’s a simple A-Z to guide you through the PG, FTM, NIP and quite frankly the WTF!
|BF||Breastfeeding / Breastfed|
|EDD||Estimated date of delivery (due date)|
|FF||Formula feeding / Formula Fed|
|FTM||First time mum|
|HPT||Home pregnancy test|
|IVF||In vitro fertilization|
|NFP||Natural family planning|
|NIP||Nursing in public|
|OWT||Old wives’ tale|
|POAS||Pee on a stick|
|SAHM||Stay at home mom|
|TTC||Trying to conceive|
|VBAC||Vaginal birth after caesarean|
Or you know, people could just use the actual words instead!
Kate Cocker is the CEO of two humans, mother of business “The Presenter Coach”, and is constantly trying to work out what on earth is going on in this ridiculous thing called life. You can find her spreading joy on her podcast “Everyday Positivity”.