Better BedRest Blast June 2024

The Blast    June 2024 Issue No.13



Hello everyone!

Happy summer to you all! Today I am sharing three links to some really good organizations out there.

One is Binky Patrol which is a wonderful nonprofit that gives away free baby blankets! Pass it along!

The next one is an organization that gives away a free sample pregnancy boxes!


The last is the Maryland Coalition. Below is their mission statement:

Supporting Maryland Families Since 1999

Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is the first and only statewide nonprofit

organization that offers family peer support to people and families who have a

loved one experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse, or problem gambling

challenges.  Using their personal experience caring for their own loved ones, the Family




What’s Inside:

            -Founder’s Corner:


              -Community Outreach:

                        BBR Notebook Project

              -Our Facebook Page:                 

                         Who’s Watching?


              -Calling On Our BBR family!            



Peer Support Specialists offer emotional support, resource connection

and systems navigation at no cost to those they help.  They also advocate to

improve services and systems that impact individuals with behavioral health

challenges because these issues are important to the families and loved ones,



I hope you will check these out and visit our

Resource page on our website.



Enjoy the newsletter and happy reading!


Joanie Reisfeld, Founder

Better BedRest



 BBR’s community outreach project for the summer of 2024 was the creation of embossed notebooks with pens for new mothers at area hospitals. 

The first set of notebooks was given to St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore where patients are getting them with their new OB packet. Notebooks can be used for jotting down vital signs like weight or blood pressure, and questions they may have for the doctor. 



We reviewed the data on our BBR Facebook page. We have 825 followers from the United States, 27 from Canada, and 4 from Mexico.  In addition to our neighboring friends, there are 16 from Australia, 14 from South Africa, 6 from India, 5 from Brazil, 5 from Kenya and 5 from the UK.  It is so cool to see how far our message is reaching  around the world!



 BBR phones have been quiet lately! We want to reach out to make sure you, your friends and medical staff know how we

can help high risk pregnant moms.

We provide weekly phone calls to high-risk moms until they deliver. If they were working before bed rest or needing to budget funds due to restrictions, they may qualify for our Maternal Assistance Fund with a grant up to $500! This can go toward

rent/mortgage, utility payment, or car/insurance payments. We will

pay the bill directly.

Please reach out with any questions. We love collaboration!

Medical providers, if you want us to send you 100 BBR business cards we

will purchase and send. Please email  and cc

Have a safe, relaxing summer!





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