Monday, August 16, 2010

619th 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)
  • None Today.
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.
  • 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)
  • Turia's egg retrieval is on Wednesday, and she is feeling frustrated and very uncomfortable. She could really use some company this week.
  • One Who Understands just got a BFN after her last FET. She could use some love right now.
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.
  • Baby Jonah is here safe and sound after 3 consecutive losses and a rough pregnancy. Please stop by and celebrate with Laine!
  • After a long labor, Priscilla gave birth to Morgan on the 13th. Go wish her congratulations.
Read and Support


Anonymous said...

Lin is now the Community Leader of my August Expecting Club on I-Village. Last she posted (on 8/5) she was going to have a scheduled though emergency c-section on 8/6 because of pre-e. She hasn't posted on the board since 8/5 so I'm assuming that she had her little boy on 8/6.

areyoukiddingme said...

Thanks for all those food sites. Now I'm hungry.