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From Busy to Bed Rest: 4 Tips to Manage When Life Comes to a Grinding Halt

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

Source: patrisiyu/ For a successful, busy, Type-A woman, bed rest can be extremely challenging to get used to. You're used to h...

3 Tips to Feel More Confident During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

Every day of a high-risk pregnancy feels like you're holding your breath, desperately hoping to make it to the next milestone. Hearing a heartbeat. Making it to the second trimester. Good news at your anatomy scan. Being on this roller-coaster can leave you feeling anxious and terrified every day.

The Unspoken Effect of a High-Risk Pregnancy

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

You feel like it's all your fault. You feel like your body is failing. So that means you are failing. The reality is, a high-risk pregnancy can happen to anyone. At any time. You didn't do anything wrong. You didn't cause this and you certainly aren't failing.

5 Ways to Lower Stress When You're on Bed Rest

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Parijat Deshpande

If you've been on bedrest for even one day you know it's anything but a vacation. You're terrified about what could happen to the baby and life as you know it has turned upside down.

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 06.15.2016 | 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...

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.