Sunday, October 13, 2013

796th 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

  • Creme de la Creme: the 2013 Creme de la Creme list will open for submissions on October 15th.  That link will work once the list goes live on Tuesday.  The Creme de la Creme will be posted on January 1st, as always.
  • Research: Thrive-IVF Research Study writes, "The Thrive-IVF Research Study is currently seeking participants at approximately 15-20 clinical research sites in major metropolitan areas across the US. The study is evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of NT100, an investigational medicine, in women who have had repeated IVF failures despite having good-quality embryos. NT100 is a novel treatment that is being evaluated to determine if it improves your chances of getting pregnant after IVF. For more information about NT100, visit You may be eligible for the Thrive-IVF Research Study if you: • Are between 21 and 38 years of age • Have had 3 or more failed IVF cycles that included transfer of good-quality embryos (at least 2 of these involving the transfer of fresh embryos) Qualified participants will receive study-related tests and procedures at no cost, including: • An IVF cycle, including procedures and medications • Study medication If you are interested in learning more about the Thrive-IVF study, please visit"
  • Event: Attention San Francisco-area readers: Adoption Connection and the On Your Feet Foundation are hosting a workshop by Lori Holden ( about openness in adoption this Thursday evening, October 17. After Lori's presentation there will be a birth mother panel responding to questions. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so make your reservations soon.
  • 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)
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LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
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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)
  • Finding My New Normal is trying for rainbow baby #2. She is in the middle of a donor egg IVF cycle. Transfer date is estimated to be November 1st. She could use all the good thoughts you can send her way. 
  • Conceptionally Challenged just had the membranes of one of her IVF twins rupture at 20 weeks. The doctors aren't giving her babies much of a chance. She could use some support or experiences from others who have been through PPROM. 
  • In the middle of her first IVF, Kaitake and her husband could use help and advice from others. Currently stimming with Elonva - have you used this? First scan will be Tuesday 15th. Please pop over and wish them luck!
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.
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