Better Bedrest Resource Guide

Our comprehensive resource guide!

NICU Support for Parents

Serving parents all over the country for peer mentors while going through the NICU experience.

Additional NICU resources

For Our Families

Free Baby Blankets

If you have a newborn and want to free baby blanket, contact Binky Patrol! It’s a wonderful organization.



An excellent, easy resources for keeping friends and family up-to-date on NICU progress, as well as for arranging much needed support during and after the NICU.

First Candle

Working to stop SUID/SIDS and Stillbirth.

Free Legal Advice for Pregnant Moms

First Shift

The mission of First Shift Justice Project is to empower low-income pregnant women and parents to safeguard the economic security and health of their families by asserting their workplace rights.
Toddler-Capitol-1000 We envision a workplace culture that values not only paid employment but also the work of family caregiving and the vital role parents play in the health and welfare of our their families and society.

By educating and supporting working parents to assert their rights before they lose their jobs or their workplace stress becomes untenable, First Shift helps them safely maintain their employment, their health and their family commitments. Working parents who are empowered to proactively address work/family conflicts become a force for affecting this cultural change and creating work environments where employees and employers expect to have respectful, productive conversations about family care giving and the overall well-being of families.

Healthy New Moms (Emotional Support plus more!)

Did you know that according to research, between 15 and 20% of new moms will experience some sort of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) after giving birth? Mental health problems during pregnancy are common too. PMADs may affect a woman’s ability to care for herself and her children. The Mental Health Association of Maryland launched the Healthy New Moms Campaign in 2005 and today, continues to reach more than 1 million individuals with media outreach, literature distribution and web-based education. The Campaign offers provider specific materials as well as support group information, crisis and warm lines, family and partner resources, as well as, research opportunities. All of the Campaign literature is free and available to order or download digital copies on their website. Throughout the year, trainings, panel discussions, film screenings, educational meetings and other events are offered. Healthy New Moms has an active presence on social media, via Facebook and Pinterest. If you’d like to become a partner and help raise awareness of PMADs, you can join the Campaign, link to our website, follow us on social media, help assemble community resources or even conduct a community awareness event. To discuss ideas, share information or to ask questions, please contact Kari Gorkos at 443.901.1550 ext. 215 or

Keep ’Em Cookin’

Keep ’Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with the most current information on high-risk pregnancy and by offering them online community support.

Knit Outta the Box

Mention Better BedRest and get 15% off your purchase!

Mamas on Bedrest

Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond Provides individual and group support, educational information, resources and local services to high risk pregnant mamas and new mamas. To assist mamas on bed rest to have a better bed rest experience, Mamas on Bed Rest & Beyond developed a Bedrest Success Kit containing information on maternity leave in the United States, Strategies for a better bed rest, examples of exercises for mamas on bed rest and a semi-monthly newsletter. This kit is free to mamas on bed rest.

Meal Train

This is a great resource for a bedrest mom to schedule help with meals. Use this resource even after the baby is born for help! Love it!

Money Saving Mom

Helping you become a better home economist.

Raising Multiples

Supporting multiple birth families.


Offering a wide variety of pajamas and other comfortable clothing.

Preeclempsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation (PF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research, raising public awareness, and providing support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclempsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies.

Emotional Support (May have financial resources)

Postpartum Progress (May have financial resources)