In this podcast, we hear from former Mama on Bedrest, Rebecca Buscemi. Rebecca has a remarkable story of incidental injury that lead to 10 weeks of bed rest, depression, manic spending, bankruptcy and now a successful business. Rebecca shares with us her “cover ups” and how deeply she hurt while on bed rest and yet no one suspected and she never divulged the truth. She shares the pain of depression so deep that she has no recollection of the early months of her daughter’s life. Her pain and “spending to soothe” resulted in bankruptcy for her family and $47,000 in debt that extended to her parents. Rebecca pulled herself back from the brink, started a business and now, nearly 5 years later, is once again financially solvent.
Pre-Eclampsia is a leading cause for which women receive the bed rest prescription. Bedrest Coach Darline Turner shares the definition of pre-eclampsia, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated and what Mamas on Bedrest can do to care for themselves and partner in their health care if they are diagnosed with Pre-eclampsia. For more information, see our previous blog posts on Pre-Eclampsia or send e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May is National Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Month. Viacord, a cord blood bank company, is planning and supporting activities to benefit the Pre-Eclampsia Foundation. The Campaign is called the “Aware Because I Care” Campaign and it is a month long initiative to raise funds for the Pre-Eclampsia Foundation. They are accepting donations of $10, collecting and donating up to $10,000. The funds will be used for Pre-Eclampsia patient education, medical research and direct support for women with the disorder. Learn more about the #awarebecauseicare campaign here.
In this the second part in this brief series on cervical insufficieny/incompetent cervix, Bedrest Coach Darline Turner offers another potential cause of CI/IC- inflammation-and discusses the role of 17 Alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P).