I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Synopsis: Angela Bickford’s debut book, Beating Bed Rest, is a humorous look at being confined to a bed while pregnant from women who have been there. Helpful and hilarious, Beating Bed Rest is the perfect companion for women at any stage of pregnancy. Whether they are just seeing the plus sign or they’re close to welcoming their bundle of joy, even women who aren’t on bed rest will appreciate the raw and honest dry-humor that Angela approaches this delicate topic with. Women will gain an inside look at what being on bed rest is really like as Angela invites them into her hospital room. Full of funny anecdotes from other women who shared their experiences too, women will see that bed rest isn’t all about rest and it’s definitely more than what their doctors will tell them.
With humor and honesty, Angela shares her personal story of beating bed rest, information on preparing for and coping with bed rest, resources for the bed rester and their family, scripture verses, and more.
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars. This is a must read for any soon to be mama who hears the words “bed rest” from their doctor. This book (a quick read!) tells it how it is (for real!) with fantastic insight and humor making it a fun, easy read while providing lots of great info. Not being a momma myself (or pregnant), I found this book even perfect for the non-mommas of the world. It provides a glimpse into the world of bed rest of pregnant women and even provides a section for friends/family members so that we know how we can help our friend/family member get through their bed rest moments/experience. Highly recommend!
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