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Personalized

Bed Rest Coaching

Inspiring Patience and Faith

individual coaching × Community support

 

It is estimated that 1 in 5 pregnant women in the U.S. are prescribed bed rest each year.  Most women on bed rest spend an average of 23 hours in bed per day and are awake for roughly 18 of those hours.  More often than not, that time is filled with anxiety and fear due to the uncertainty of a high risk pregnancy.  Constant stress can be toxic to your unborn baby and the most important thing you can do for yourself while on bed rest is to eliminate those stressful thoughts.  It's a lot easier said than done and that is why I am here to coach you through it.  My name is Jessica Fisher and I am a Certified Professional Coach specializing in supporting women who are on bed rest due to pregnancy complications.

Personalized coaching reduces stress so you can realign your focus to giving birth to a healthy, full term baby.  Whether you are on strict hospital bed rest for several months or home bed rest for a couple of weeks, coaching can be customized to fit your individual needs.

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"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." -Stacy R. 

 

"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.

 

"Every mom on bed rest deserves the insight, open ear, encouragement and support that Jessica is so dedicated to providing." -Alana G.

 

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"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting"

- Joyce Meyer

MY STORY

On December 21, 2011 at 19 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins, I was abruptly placed on hospital bed rest because of pre-term labor due to an incompetent cervix.  Right after being admitted into the hospital, I received a cerclage to help keep the babies inside. With regular contractions and no sign that the pre-term labor was slowing down, I was given strict instructions to stay in bed and was also placed on anti-contraction medication. The fate of my babies was so uncertain that I was preparing myself for the worst.

During these first few days in the hospital, I was feeling extremely anxious, isolated, and scared. I knew that I had to talk to other women in my same situation to help me cope with what was going on.  I quickly created a private Facebook group so that all of the moms on bed rest in the hospital could talk with each other in a safe and supportive forum.

In addition to the Facebook group, I also started the blog "Broadway Babies" to document what I was experiencing.  Both the blog and the Facebook group started to gain attention from the hospital administration due to the positive feedback they were receiving from the bed rest patients.  It was clear that these kind of interactions had a positive impact on patient morale so the hospital decided to create an in-person antepartum support group inspired by the virtual group that I created.  Led by the hospital social worker, these in-person meetings took the Facebook group to the next level proving that gaining support from others in your same situation can sometimes be the best medicine.  

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After 122 days of being on bed rest, I made it to full term with my twins and successfully delivered two healthy babies on April 21, 2012. I attribute the long bed rest stay and positive outcome to being able to connect with others that were in my same situation, figuring out exactly how to pass the time in a productive way, and being able to dramatically reduce stress.  After experiencing this life changing journey, I decided to make this my life purpose.  

Since 2012, I have continued my mission and have supported hundreds of moms by coaching them through the bed rest process.  After my own bed rest experience, I decided to pursue a certification as a life coach with an emphasis of specializing in supporting moms on bed rest due to pregnancy complications.  I received my Certified Professional Coach certification from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) which is accredited by the International Coach Federation. 

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I live in Southern California with my husband, Brett and three miracle babies, Ella, Ethan, and Brayden.  After going through such a high risk pregnancy with the twins, I was not planning on having any more children.  I surprisingly discovered I was pregnant with a singleton and was very worried I would have to go through bed rest a second time.  Luckily, this pregnancy was completely different and 100% boring, according to my doctor.  It was a huge blessing for me to be able to experience what a normal pregnancy felt like and get to do all of things that I missed out on the first time around.  On June 4, 2014, I delivered a healthy baby boy and now my family is complete.

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity"

-Albert Einstein

SERVICES

Unlimited Call Package

Connect during a time when you need a coaching partner to relieve a lot of stress you may be experiencing in order to focus on giving birth to a healthy, full term baby.  This package is typically utilized in the month leading up to your 24 week viability milestone or can be used at any point during your bed rest journey.

  • Enjoy 1 call or video chat per day over a 1 month period
    • First call or video chat is 60-minutes.
    • Subsequent calls or video chats may be up to 30-minutes (includes bonus specialty calls). Calls can occur on an everyday or as-needed basis depending on your preference.
  • VIP access to my private Facebook group of current mothers on bed rest and bed rest veterans to receive extra support and advice during this critical time.
  • 30 minute Specialty Call for her - Remote baby registry advice: Putting together a baby registry without being able to physically go into a store makes this process very challenging. This session will give you all of tools you need to create a  well thought out and useful baby registry.
  • 30 minute Specialty Call for spouse/partner - Surviving as the other half: Even though your significant other is not the one in bed, they are most likely experiencing heavy emotions and feeling overwhelmed. This session will offer support and advice on how to thrive in the caregiver role and how to maintain a healthy, romantic relationship at the same time.

 

In-Person + Calls Package

Our journey together begins with an in-person 90 minute session.  I come to your hospital room* or home* at a scheduled time to offer one-on-one support and coaching that jumpstarts our relationship and gives you a break from the isolation.  

  • I follow up with you 2 more times by phone or video chat in a relieving 60-minute session. These sessions are scheduled within 1 month of the in-person visit.

  • VIP access to my private Facebook group of current mothers on bed rest and bed rest veterans to receive extra support and advice during this critical time.

  • This package price is for visits within the Los Angeles area. *An extra mileage fee will be charged for visits within a reasonable commute outside of the Los Angeles area.

3 Call Package

Choose this package for any time during your pregnancy through postpartum. Below is a description of the structure of the calls depending on when you choose to begin the coaching sessions.

  • Series of 3, 20 or 60 minute voice or video calls scheduled within a 1 month time period.
  • VIP access to my private Facebook group of current mothers on bed rest and bed rest veterans to receive extra support and advice during this critical time.

Antepartum support calls: While you are on bed rest, stress and isolation can be difficult to endure. Having a coach to guide and support you through this new journey can assist you in achieving your goal of having a healthy, full term baby. Other than learning about tips on how to make the most out of your time in bed, you will also receive expert advice on how to thrive during this unique time in your life. 

Postpartum support calls: Finishing your bed rest journey can sometimes be a difficult transition. These calls will teach you all about how to recover from muscle atrophy while taking care of a newborn at the same time. Regardless of how extreme or minor the side effects from bed rest are, these sessions will assist you in getting back to your strong self.

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"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet"

-Aristotle

 

FEATURED IN THE PRESS

Jessica Fisher has been interviewed and featured On CBS Local news, in L.A. Parent Magazine, The Ventura County Star, Tribe Magazine, The Santa Monica Daily Press, and fitpregnancy.com

Woman Makes It Her Mission To Moms-To-Be Through Isolating Experience of Bed Rest

Watch the full interview here - April 11, 2016


Survival Secrets of the Bed Rest Sisterhood

Read full article on FitPregnancy.com - February 25, 2016


High Risk Pregnancy

Read full article in L.A. Parent Magazine - June 1, 2013


Agoura Hills Woman Forms Online Group of Expectant Mothers Confined to Bed Rest

Read full article in Ventura County Star - March 26, 2012


Breakfast (and Everything Else) In Bed

Read full article in Tribe Magazine - May 11, 2012


Surviving 120 Days of Bed Rest

Read full article in Santa Monica Daily Press - April 23, 2012


After Mom's 126 Days of Bed Rest, Twins Are Doing Fine

Read full article in Ventura County Star - May 11, 2012

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TESTIMONIALS

"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.

"Patience is the companion of wisdom"

-Augustine of Hippo

GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE!

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When you have a friend or family member on bed rest, the perfect gift you can give to them is the support they need during this difficult time. All gift certificates are able to be used towards any of the coaching packages.

Gift Certificates can be purchased in increments of $25, $50, or $100 up to the desired amount you would like to purchase. Simply select the dollar amount and the quantity in order to equal the total amount you wish to send to your loved one. After selecting 'add to cart,' you will be prompted to complete an online form to ensure that your gift certificate is received via email to the appropriate recipient. 

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The following websites are helpful resources that I highly recommend

KeepEmCookin.com 

Keep ’Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with current information on high-risk pregnancy and by connecting them with other women on bed rest.

TwinMom.com

Founded in February of 2016, TwinMom.com is an online community for Moms, and more specifically, Moms of Multiples.

JensList.com

Jen's List, a free daily e-mail newsletter and website reaching over 18,000 families in the L.A. area, is the mom’s guide to what’s hot, new and undiscovered – from baby products and nannies to fun family activities.

BetterBedRest.org

Founded in 1993, Better BedRest, Inc. is an advocacy, public awareness and volunteer-driven non-profit whose purpose is to provide support, resources and information to pregnant women who are prescribed bed rest by their physicians or midwives.

TwinGoCarrier.com

This mom-invented twin baby carrier empowers parents to simultaneously carry two children while still having hands free to tackle daily responsibilities. Babywearing twins or even close-in-age children can be a sanity saver at home or on the go! Use coupon code BEDRESTCOACH20 at checkout to receive $20 off your total purchase.

Sidelines.org

Sidelines is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing international support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.

AdventuresInBabyMaking.com

Infertility doesn't have to ruin your life or plans to have a family. If you are willing to open your heart and mind, there are so many opportunities to take advantage of and avenues to explore.

MarchofDimes.org

March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

MultiplesofAmerica.org

Multiples of America was founded in 1960 for the purpose of promoting the special aspects of child development which relate specifically to multiple birth children.

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"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength"

-Corrie Ten Boom

 

CONTACT

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