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What Your Pregnant Friend on Hospital Bed Rest Wishes You Knew

Jenny Evans | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

My first four babies were perfectly healthy, textbook pregnancies and births. I guess you could say I got cocky.

What a Leader Looks Like

Fidji Simo | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Fidji Simo

Three months ago, I learned that I had serious complications with my pregnancy, and I was prescribed bed rest. When it happened, I felt lost. I decided to continue working to maintain some sanity, but wondered: how was I supposed to continue to lead my team and command their respect when I felt and looked like this?

When Good Enough Is Good Enough

Jennifer Sullivan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Sullivan

The words echoed off of the hospital walls, closing in on me with each repetition, making me feel like a prisoner in my own body. I wanted to escape this moment, but I was immobile, paralyzed by both modality and circumstance.

Bed Rest and the Art of Doing Nothing

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I am entering my sixth week of bed rest at 30 weeks pregnant, and I am often surprised by the reaction I get from the people I tell.

7 Convincing Reasons To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 10.10.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott About one in three of us sleeps less than six hours a night -- and feels groggy, cranky and unfocused the next day. If reversing th...

New Research Raises Fresh Concerns About Bed Rest During Pregnancy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn't seem to preven...

Why I'll Encourage My Daughter to Have Babies Sooner Than I Did

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she's 40 to have kids like I did, then I'll be 80 (eighty!) before I'm a grandma.

Bed Rest During Pregnancy: Anything But Relaxing

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Usually it's a short-term inconvenience, but for some women, the recommendation to go on bed rest can come early in a pregnancy and turn a joyful experience into a months-long nightmare.