Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Awareness (link overload!)

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It is a month we all wished we NEVER had to acknowledge. It is a month that we let the world know about the losses many of us experience. It is a month that we let people know, "hey, babies die and it is not always the fault of the mother". Even though it is a month of awareness, I still feel it is not acknowledged enough.
Everywhere I turn, I hear proclamations of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but the only places I hear about Pregnancy and Infant Loss is in blogverse or on the f.book pages of other BLM's.

I remember when I first started out on this journey. The only place I managed to stumble across about an Incompetent Cervix was the IC Forum (which I found after a random search). There were not many blogs about IC, and I felt like an outsider. Yes, there were other BLM blogs, but there losses stemmed from other misfortunes.
Before getting my TAC, the only TAC blog I knew about was Mrs. Muelly's. After a few months, Alyson got her TAC. Then little by little, I started finding other TAC blogs! As this procedure becomes more popular, more and more women affected by IC are journaling their experiences. I am happy to say that I have found 12 blogs (and counting!) from women who have had this procedure done. I am happy that so many women are contributing to making other women aware that there is still hope, and that our cervix (cervii?) can become bionic with the help of the mersiline band.

A few TAC blogs that are now "around" are:

I am happy to see so many women discussing their experiences with the TAC. The resounding theme from all these blogs is HOPE. We all have hope and our hope maketh not ashamed.

I am so excited to walk this journey with all of you. Tomorrow, I am going to do a post about the MANY IC blogs that I have found, and boy are there many!

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. HI Marie!!!! Thanks for posting these links, I'm always looking for more to add to my blogroll. The TAC = hope. Thanks for faithfully spreading the word. ((HUGS))

  2. OH - another thing you may or may not have seen, it's a new blog called Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope. It's fabulous. http://www.facesofloss.com

  3. I didn't know there were several women who had a tac who had blogs. Thank you for sharing. I just wish that our blogs didn't have to exist.

  4. Thank you Marie for taking the time to compile a list, and for adding my blog on it. I am curious if there is a way to search for blogs with a topic, because I have tried google and came up with very little. I found the blogs by first reading some fertility boards, then following some of the people to their blogs, then looking at their reading blog list. That is how I found you. There has to be an easier way to search, but I just can't figure it out.

  5. Congratulations Marie on the pregnany. I hope you have a enjoyable one. Also ladies you can google blog by going to blog search on google and typing in Tranabdominal Cerclage. I found you ladies blogs that way.