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The Stirrup Queen Ballroom

Welcome to the portal to the Stirrup Queen Ballroom, a site of bulletin boards and discussion groups. Before you click over to this Facebook-like page for the ALI (adoption/loss/infertility) community, please read these basic guidelines:

This forum is open to everyone in the ALI community–from the newly-diagnosed to those parenting after IF to those living child-free.

  • You will need to sign-up in order to join. Everyone (with the exception of spammers) will be approved within 24 hours.
  • If I don’t recognize your email address, I will send you a note asking for either your blog name or a few blogs you read. Truly, not trying to keep anyone out except spammers…
  • Once you’ve joined, you can begin personalizing your page (as you would with Facebook) or jumping into the main features including the bulletin boards and discussion groups. Please choose a profile picture that does not contain a picture of a baby or pregnant belly. The only place where baby/pregnancy pictures will appear on the site are in the designated photo areas.
  • Access to the discussion groups is moderated as well. Again, access will be given within 24 hours by the group administrators.
  • There are no rules about posting except to be thoughtful in your words: those spewing hate or offensive remarks at members will be removed. You may post about a personal business or fundraising effort (for a third-party organization) you’re doing if you are an active participant on the boards, though personal fund solicitations, medication solicitations, or medication offers will be removed and members banned after a warning. Think about it this way, if it wouldn’t get into LFCA, it isn’t appropriate on the forums.
  • These forums stand in place of the LFCA on the weekend when the LFCA is not traditionally posted or on days when I cannot post the LFCA. Therefore, please use the specific open thread to post news, ask questions, and gather support.
  • If you like the little pomegranate badge, you can get the code to cut-and-paste into your blog right here.
That’s all you need to know, so without further ado:

Click here to jump into the forums


1 Helen { 03.27.09 at 2:28 pm }

Tried emailing, but my email is shagged.

I’m happy to help on the forum or be one of those moderator-type people, if you’d like?

2 sheri { 06.08.09 at 4:30 pm }

Endometrial biopsy. I had an endometrial biopsy today! After raeding some of the posts here,I was totally frightened. Well, it was fast and easy. Small amount of brief sharp pain. The gyn told me to count to six and it was done! Very little cramping afterward.

3 Michele { 10.03.09 at 12:08 pm }

Hi Sheri,
I just had an endometrial biopsy last week too. We have had two losses in a row, and the RE wanted to check some things out. I was a nervous wreck beforeharnd, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I did ask her for a valium and I am sure it helped me through it. Good luck to you! I hope your test comes out well and you have MUCH SUCCESS. Michele

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