Hudson Valley Parent

October 2013

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with the overstretched ligaments, and connecting a woman to her pregnancy in a positive way. When you cannot move around much, the health benefits of massage act on your body as if you'd just taken a nice walk." Bed rest will change your life in myriad ways, but the very best way to cope with this challenge is to keep your eye on the prize. After five harrowing months in bed, my beautiful boy was born with a huge dent on his head from being pushed up against my fibroids. The dent quickly faded, but I knew then that we had been in this together all along, and every endless moment of bed rest had been worth the wait. Aileen Weintraub is a freelance writer living in Ulster County. She is currently writing a memoir entitled "Womb Service" about her time on pregnancy-related bed rest. Our readers write "I spent the last five months of my twin pregnancy on bed rest. My husband still had to work and I didn't have many visitors, so linking up with friends and family on Facebook was truly a sanity saver! I also used that time to shop online for all my baby gear and researched all my mommy concerns. It was fun to see my hubby walk in the door with packages I'd ordered and we'd open them together like kids on Christmas morning! But the best thing I did for myself was hiring a doula who came in once a week for a few months to teach me self-hypnosis techniques. Those techniques really helped with pain levels, loneliness and anxiety associated with first time pregnancy." Roxanne Ferber, Saugerties Looking for an Affordable, Loving Environment? Here is the perfect preschool locale. For peace of mind: NYS licensed/CPR/FIRST AID certified 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M – F • Meals provided 6 weeks school age Miss Tracy's Family Daycare Call now: 845-392-8323 Lagrangeville Superior Childcare. References. "I was on bed rest with my third, fourth, and fifth pregnancies. During my third, I learned how to cook. While my 16-month-oldwas napping, I would watch Rachael Ray. I also learned to prioritize and delegate. Going to the bathroom meant also changing the laundry. Sitting meant folding clothes. I had to plan dinners for weeks out so that I had all the ingredients in the house. Errands were dictated by doctor's appointments."
 Bethany Ellis, Beekman "I was on bed rest for the last month with both of my pregnancies. I have a great mom and mother-in-law. I can't stress enough: If your husband does not normally do the food shopping, don't let him do it! Find a friend to drive you and sit on a mart cart, or else you wind up with $400 worth of groceries and you'll still have to go again the following week." Eileen Gumbel, Saugerties Hudson Valley Parent 41 n arms wide open doula prenatal care postnatal care miss tracy's family daycare daycare center childcare center child care center day care center little lambs preschool warwick day care center

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