Saturday, October 8, 2011

717th 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

  • Project: Pam at Bloodsigns is making a quilt for her friend who has stage 4 breast cancer and is looking for bloggers to contribute squares.
  • Giveaway: Amy accidentally ordered two Belleruth Naperstak Help With Fertility guided meditation CDs. Rather than try to return one, she'll mail the spare to the first person to email her with interest at ame dot dame at gmail dot com. (Product info 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 September or October 2011)
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)
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Rebecka and her family said goodbye to their 2 year old daughter Katy today 5 days after she failed to wake up from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Katy has 4 siblings and a large family mourning her short life. She could really use our support. Donations for the family are being collected by Genevieve at
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)
  • Heather is struggling with the grief over her mom who sadly passed away just three month ago. Please give her some support to let her know she's not alone.
  • Mother Nature Schmature was diagnosed with "severe post-partum depression following spontaneous abortion." She's going through a really difficult time and could use some love.
  • Kat just found out her FET is a BFN. Please hop over to give her some support through this difficult time.
  • I Believe in Miracles is back to blogging after a 2 year hiatus. She's had 2 miscarriages in her attempts to conceive #2 and could use some encouragement.
  • Dr. Spouse has been picked by an expectant mom to be part of her adoption plan! The little boy is due in January.
  • Oro needs help from secondary infertiles who had traumatic births as to how to get over the anxiety and fear when attempting a secondary, especially when treatment is required.
  • Kmom is writing an *amazing* series of articles on PCOS, one every woman with PCOS should read. This website (though not these articles) does feature pregnancy, so just stick to the articles if you're in a fragile space.
  • A reader writes: "New post about why infertile women/couples are not angry and bitter is worth a read if you have ever experienced someone making this assumption about you!"Link
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company. Blurbs running underneath the "new" line are from this week, and the ones above that line will disappear on Sunday. Please do not re-list bedrest blurbs.
  • None Today.
  • Sunny Jenny is halfway through her pregnancy and has learned that she is having a girl!
  • Almost There and DH were chosen to be LG's forever family! Congratulations!
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