Sunday, September 15, 2013

792nd 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

  • Research: "Please contribute and make your voice heard!  I am a psychologist who is developing a training program for nurses in fertility clinics- the goal of which is to help them to respond in a more compassionate manner to patients' anxiety and distress throughout all stages of the evaluation and treatment process.  Would you be willing to share your perspective on the question of "what I wish my nurses knew about their impact on my IF journey"? I would hope this might elucidate some of the strengths and room for improvement that exist in current practices.  Whether you are cycling, have cycled in the past, had success or not, or in the early stages of evaluation please know that your contribution will be valued.  Please email your thoughts to me at:  Many, many thanks in advance!"
  • Forum: Silent Sorority writes, "Register now (or support by blogging about) The Cycle: Living A Taboo, a live event on Sept 27 featuring an unprecedented lineup of bloggers, authors, healthcare professionals -- all former patients and infertility advocates -- to lift the veil on infertility and failed treatment cycles. Organized entirely by volunteers, our goal is to tell the "un-sponsored truth" about infertility to ensure that future generations of women and men confronting infertility will have the benefit of improved social and emotional supports, and greater access to transparent, accurate information about reproductive technologies and their social impact, and treatment outcomes, risks and costs. Learn more 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.
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)
  • Hobbit-ish Thoughts and Musings is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday and her blogoversary on Thursday.  Double celebration in the same week.  Go over and sing her a song.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
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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)
  • None Today.
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.
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Read and Support


Heather said... bounced, do you have another email / or correct one?

Lollipop Goldstein said...

You can also try:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for listing my blog here! I'm so glad this place exists. It's allowed me to connect and share with more people than I ever could have found on my own out there in the big scary internet world. ;) Thank you for all you do in the ALI community. I've included links to this page and the Blogroll on Rockabye Someday so that (hopefully!) I can direct a few of my fellow newbies here as well!

Elisabeth said...

Hi all- sorry for the typo in my original email seeking information about your experiences in infertility treatment - please feel free to send your responses to my personal email - .