Better BedRest Blast – Fall 2022

The Blast Sept. 2022 Issue No. 8



Hello! We hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and is gearing up for fall. It seems like so many people were out and about enjoying the nice weather and travelling!

I’d like to highlight a wonderful organization that is here in Maryland with wonderful goals of providing behavioral health and case management services

for all in need. Please check out Springboard

Community Services. They have a mission of changing the lives of children and adults by providing opportunities to build self-confidence, resilience and hope. For more information, you can visit:

For additional assistance in Maryland go to:



What’s Inside:

         -Founder’s Corner

                        BBR is turning 30 in November!

              -Community Outreach:

                         Goodie Bag Deliveries!


              -Caller’s Voice:

                          A Caller’s Story




In the meantime, take this opportunity to get ready for cooler temps and the beauty of the fall colors!

Better BedRest will be turning 30 in November! We are so excited to celebrate this huge milestone and our continued support of moms with high-risk pregnancies!

Stay healthy and safe everyone!

Joanie Reisfeld, Founder, BBR


 As part of BBR’s continuing community outreach program, we paid a visit to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center to surprise the hard working women’s healthcare workers with goodie bags for “Labor” Day. The handmade, crocheted bags were stuffed with a variety of comfort items to brighten their day. The bags included several sweet treats, tea bags, hand lotion and lip balm. As an added bonus, the handmade bags can also be used as a jewelry pouch or small trinket tote.

Deneen Watson and Claire Meltzer

 I would like to thank Claire Meltzer, Marketing and Communication Specialist for MedStar Montgomery, for helping to coordinate the drop-off.  She distributed the goodie bags to the women’s health care workers and even took this wonderful photo!

Women’s healthcare workers at MedStar Montgomery

 Our next community outreach event is scheduled for November—right before Thanksgiving.


 A client of BBR for the past two months, who wishes to remain anonymous, was our latest grant recipient!  She was working for Amazon at the time and her doctor told her she could no longer work while carrying her baby. She lives alone and was faced with no income to pay her bills. This particular mom had just a few days before her gas and electric was to be shut off and her car was in jeopardy of being repossessed. Because of all of you, who have generously supported BBR in the past and continue to support BBR, we were able to pay her gas, electric and car payment. Most importantly, we were able to eliminate the financial stress this mom was feeling.


For more information on how to donate to BBR, please visit our website at



Happy Fall!!


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