Symptom Remedies

Mamas on Bedrest: Pessaries for the treatment of Cervical Insufficiency

July 4th, 2019

Hello mamas!

In today’s video blog, Bedrest Coach Darline Turner answers Mama on Bedrest Rose’s question about Pessaries for the treatment of Cervical Insufficiency. Darline shares a bit of background on pessaries for the use of urinary incontinence and how they are now being considered for treatment of cervical insufficiency. While she is not advocating for or against the use of pessaries, if a mama on bedrest views this post and thinks a pessary may be useful for her situation, Darline strongly suggests that mama share this information with her health care provider to see if she is a candidate for a pessary.

Mamasonbedrest: Healthy Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

February 14th, 2017

In this video blog, Darline Turner shares the Healthy Happy Pregnancy Cookbook. Written by Registered Dieticians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh, the book contains 125 recipes that are not only tasty, but also address many of the common ailments of pregnancy. Today, Darline tries the Blueberry Banana Oat smoothie, designed to give pregnant mamas, most especially mamas on bedrest relief from leg cramps.

Mamas on Bedrest: Pessaries as a treatment for Cervical Insufficiency

September 29th, 2014

Hello Mamas!

In today’s video blog, I am discussing the use of pessaries for the treatment of cervical insufficiency. In answering a question from Mama on Bedrest Rose from our Facebook Community, I share the background on pessaries (typically used for treatment of bladder prolapse and urinary incontinence), how some Obstetricians are using them for cervical insufficiency and what the current research says about efficacy. THIS IS IN NO WAY A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU TO GET A PESSARY!! If you think that you may be a candidate for a pessary, you may want to share this video with and talk with your healthcare provider.


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