"Jessica is a lifesaver! When my twin pregnancy was threatened by an incompetent cervix, Jessica guided me to the best course of action to save my baby girls. Jessica understands all of the fear, anxiety, and stress that comes with bed rest and she has wonderful tips and techniques for surviving it all. Just being able to talk to someone who has been through it and survived was a blessing. From helping me envision my healthy babies to keeping a positive attitude, Jessica really understood what I was going through and helped me stay sane and manage all the stress and worries. I now have two wonderful baby girls, thanks to Jessica!" -Stacy R.
"I was placed on modified bed rest at home at 13 weeks, and I couldn't believe how difficult it was for me emotionally and physically. I was so fortunate to speak with Jessica when I did; she validated my feelings and helped me to recognize that many women had been through the same situation as I had. She also offered support and helped me to refocus and remember I was doing all of this to reach the ultimate goal of a happy and healthy baby. She also offered practical tips on how to spend my time so I wouldn't go crazy in bed! My outlook was greatly improved after talking with Jessica; she helped me to make the best of one of the most difficult times of my life, and I am forever grateful to her!" -Jenni I.
"Going from a happy glowing mother-to-be to feeling alone on bed rest (days on end) is a very traumatic experience. I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Jessica Fisher while both on bed rest at UCLA Santa Monica. Through our meetings she inspired me to mimic her positivity and endurance, not just for for my benefit, but for our unborn children. Getting to know her was-and still is- inspiring and refreshing. Jessica is a positive and beautiful individual with vast knowledge and first hand experience of being on bed rest and the tools to happily get through it." -Stacy M.
"Thank you so much for all that you do. I know that I would not have made it through without you and having your blog to read. I was able to stay really positive during my bed rest because of your inspiration." -Alice H.
"I remember the small, white napkin the nurse discreetly handed me with a note scribbled from Jessica Fisher reaching out to see if I wanted to join the bed rest support group at Santa Monica UCLA. Jessica's initiative to unite a group of moms all on bed rest at the hospital, but separated by walls, confined to bed and some even further tethered by contraction monitoring machines, helped turned a very scary few months of pregnancy into an opportunity to share stories, support and become friends with a group of strong women. Jessica and I experienced bed rest and the birth of our children around the same time and her first-hand experiences, her unbelievable attitude and her compassion to "pay it forward" to mothers on bed rest is such an incredible resource for moms-to-be facing a challenging chapter of their lives. Every mom on bed rest deserves the insight, open ear, encouragement and support that Jessica is so dedicated to providing." -Alana G.
"A couple days turned into 75 days... I searched the Internet for information about bed rest, looked for any books I could find on the subject (which there are very little), and stumbled across a blog that Jessica started on her own bed rest journey called "Broadway Babies." I found out that she had a Facebook group for other moms on bed rest through her blog, and came to find out she was actually staying at the same hospital! Being on bed rest in the hospital can be a very lonely experience, especially for me, as I only saw my husband once a week and sporadic visits from family and friends, but the majority of the time, you are alone, just laying there, worrying about whether or not your baby is going to be okay. Having the support from the Facebook group was so invaluable to me. Knowing there were other women experiencing the same thing as you gives you an almost instant bond. The most invaluable part for me was being able to share our fears, joys, and frustrations with each other. We always had the constant fear for our babies, and sharing those fears with others who have experienced it already or were going through it with you made it a little less scary. Getting to hear about the births of each other's babies gave me such hope and joy. Of the women I met at the hospital and from the Facebook group, many have become lifelong friends, and I have gotten to see their miracle babies grow up these last three years. Jessica has a gift in her desire to reach out to other women and bring them together to support one another, and I am so grateful for her! I honestly don't know what I would have done without having that support system she put in place while staying at the hospital. Having been through it herself and staying so positive and transparent in sharing her own experiences, she made such an impact for so many of us, and will be an excellent resource anyone looking for advice and support throughout their own bed rest journey." -Melissa C.