Sunday, April 19, 2009

Welcome to Bumps on a Blog!

Wow, Welcome to Better BedRest's new blog! We hope to get comments here from women on bedrest, their families, anyone that shares our passion to support moms on bedrest due to high risk pregnancies.

I am the founder of BBR. We are in our 16th year. You will see comments here from our volunteers too and people across the United States and who knows, maybe other countries. Wouldn't that be cool!

I was on bedrest for 2 1/2 months in 1990 on my left side at home and in the hospital. I had Severe Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. I delivered a 2lb 10 oz son and was in critical condition for 3 days after. Two years after this experience I committed to doing something about this invisable crisis, as no woman and their family should have to go through this alone.

We are here to help. Our helpline is staffed by wonderful volunteers who have been on bedrest or have a connection to bedrest. We have other volunteers to that are not on the phones, but do many things to help. BBR has one part-time Executive Asst who is great! We listen, we have resources, we listen some more. We can buddy a bedrest mom with another bedrest mom to talk. I hope you all will share your stories, and let us also know how we have helped you if you used our service. Thats it for now, I will be back with different stay tuned!