Sunday, August 15, 2010

618th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • Resource: Musings, Musings, Musings does a roundup each week on perinatal mood disorders. Since those who have experienced infertility are at high risk for PPD (4 times the general population), this resource may help you if you are struggling with new parenthood.
  • Missing Blogger: a reader asks, "We last heard from Lin in February and she was 14 weeks pregnant. Haven't heard from her since. Anyone know how she is?"
  • Assistance: Uppercase Woman writes, "I'm working with the ACLU to help find women that were forced to terminate pregnancies (like I had to) to save their lives. If you could email me about it at, that would be great."
  • Assistance: Mattie is working on educating her community about pregnancy and infant loss and needs your help! She is compiling a booklet authored by bereaved parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss and would like others around the world to contribute to this. Please hop on over to her blog and check out the info needed to help with this project. Anyone participating will recieve a copy of the publication.
  • Blog Move: Planting a Pumpkin Patch has moved over to wordpress and can now be found at Please update your blogrolls!
  • Blog Move: Waiting For A Baby Bump has changed her url to and does not want to lose all her followers. She is still there, recovering from a BFN, and would liked the word spread about her new home!
  • Class: The Infertile Mind is at it again, offering another free Infertility E-Class that will run the month of October. The class is a great way to explore your thoughts and feelings about infertility while connecting with other women who want a child but for various reasons cannot have one right now. She has put together an Infertile Inspiration e-book to help those struggling with infertility realize how lucky and amazing they are right now. Watch the video or download the PDF at
  • First Time Reading the LFCA: If this is your first time reading the LFCA or you need a refresher about how the LFCA works, please read this post. It has everything you need to know about getting your news in the LFCA.
  • Quicklink Resources: Regular ALI Blogroll: If you would like your blog added to the ALI blogroll, please email me directly with your blog url and category pick. More information about being added is contained in that link. Password-Protected Blogroll: If you would like your password-protected blog added to the blogroll, please fill out the form.
NEW BLOGS (started in July or August 2010)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Nancy celebrated her birthday on Sunday. Go sing her a little song.
  • A New Day celebrated her birthday on Sunday too. Go have a slice of cake with her.
  • CD1 Again... is celebrating her anniversary on Wednesday. Go wish them congratulations.
  • The Adventures of Tader Baby is celebrating her blogoversary on Friday. Go wish her congratulations.
  • Here We Go Again is celebrating her blogoversary on Saturday.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On Sunday, Jen was remembering her first miscarriage. Please give her a hug.
  • None Today.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • Mama J was matched with an expectant mother and was there for the baby's birth, but the birth mother has decided to parent her baby. Mama J has her comments turned off, but she does have her email posted on her blog.
  • After losing her beautiful Cadynce at 19w6d in October, Ali has suffered through two miscarriages and was in the wait until January to try IVF again, as she and her husband had to save personal time off from work to attempt another IVF. Ali lost her job last Friday and really doesn't know where to go from here. She needs this community to rally around her and remind her that there is hope, and that she will be supported as her journey to her children continues.
  • After moving on to donor eggs and a heartbreaking miscarriage, R went into a doctor's appointment at CCRM on Monday only to find out that there were blood clots left over from her miscarriage. she was hoping to be able to start a new cycle this week but instead had to have a impromptu endometrial biopsy that was quite painful.Go give her a hug -- she needs it.
  • Waiting for a Baby Bump just got a BFN on a home pregnancy test from a FET, she is waiting for confirmation with her BETA levels. This was her fifth embryo transfer and she is feeling tired and defeated.
  • Jessica got a negative for her FET. She could use some hugs.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Minta is on modified bedrest after finding out she has pregnancy induced hypertension and will be induced in the next week.
  • Amy is on modified bed rest at 27 weeks with twins and is having trouble understanding and dealing with her 3-year-old's behavior. Any wisdom, insight, or advice would be appreciated!
  • Emily has been put on modified bedrest with her twins.
  • After 3 miscarriages over the last 2 years, Bummed Uterus is pregnant and had a STELLAR beta! Stop by and give her some well-deserved congratulations!
  • CeeJay of Half as Many Chances is pregnant! Please go and congratulate her!
  • Such a Good Egg has had both a positive HPT and a positive beta! Please go and wish her congratulations!
  • C by the Sea got some great news: her twins are growing well, which means that she won't need to be hospitalized or induced right now.
  • Egg is over the moon about her first-ever BFP but is feeling incredibly anxious because her betas aren't quite doubling. Tell her a warm fuzzy story to make her feel hopeful again.
  • Rebecca is pregnant after losing her baby Addison a week after birth in October last year. She has seen a heartbeat on the scan but is still scared and could use a lot of support.
  • Baby G is here. Go wish Kmina congratulations.
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Andrea said...

Link for such a good egg is missing the "." between the blog title and wordpress address. Correct url is:

HereWeGoAJen said...

Thanks, Mel. I love you for remembering every year.