Sunday, February 24, 2013

771st 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: No Good Eggs writes: "My name is Kimberly, and I blog about POF and DE IVF at No Good Eggs.  I am also a sexual health educator and spend my days teaching middle school student how pregnancy happens! It took my own infertility diagnosis to make me realize that my lessons always focus on a man with sperm, a woman with eggs, and a bed with intercourse.  In fact, I rarely mention assisted reproduction technologies (ART) (that is, until the questions about ‘Octomom’ start).  However, classrooms will increasingly be filled with students whose own birth is the result of ART or who plan to use ART to make their own family. So I submitted an abstract and was accepted to facilitate a presentation at an upcoming regional conference for sexual health educators on this topic. I am hoping that people who are parenting after using ART will contact me with their ideas and experiences. How should sexual health educators like me and those I will be training make sure that our lessons cover  ‘where babies come from’ in a way that works for every kind of family and every kind of kid?"
  • Research: Maria T. Rothenburger, MS, LPC writes: "If you would like to participate in infertility research (and possibly win an Amazon gift card), go here and complete this survey!  Maria, the researcher, is a fellow IFer/doctoral student who wants to know more about how one can experience positive changes after infertility (who knew?).  Check it out, and please pass it on!"
  • Face-to-Face Meeting: Team Pomegranate -- a fellow fertility-impaired couple has started a new Meetup group in the Northern NJ/NYC area.  Go check it out!  You deserve to have some fun!
  • Question: St. E would like to know how common it is for babies to have amniotic fluid in their lungs at birth?  She had a planned early C-section at almost-37 weeks. Her daughter is fine, but it was a repeat finding (the breathing difficulty, meconium aspiration and tachypnea) with the baby girl. It was just like her other sister (first one also had PDA) and she lost her first girl, so the caregivers remained extra careful with the second.
  • 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 January or February 2013)
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)
  • Mrs. Spock is celebrating her blogoversary today.  Go wish her congratulations.
  • A Life of Choice is celebrating her birthday next Friday.  Go sing her a little song.
  • Tigger will be celebrating 7 years of blogging on April 1st. Please pop over and say hi!
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • None Today.
  • Cindy and her husband lost their baby girl (around 24 weeks) due to cervical incompetence. She could use some support and hugs right now.
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)
  • LaLa's IVF cycle ended with AF rearing her ugly head. She's not sure what happens next. Please go give her a little love!!
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.
  • Liz at Womb For Improvement is pregnant and has passed through the 1st trimester hurdle (with a little fudging thrown in for interest). 
  • None Today.
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1 comment:

Liz said...

Thanks whoever submitted my news!