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 bedrest by their physicians or midwives.

Together with our premier partner, Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Better BedRest shines a light on a growing prenatal problem that affects over 700,000 women in the U.S. each year.

Better BedRest 22nd Anniversary Gala - Nov. 14, 6:30 pm, Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, MD --- dinner, dancing, silent auction, music by The Elvis Man.   

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On bedrest? Have questions? Need resources to help you and your family? You are not alone. Call us at 410-740-7662.

Your donation will help Better BedRest, Inc. continue its efforts to support women placed on bedrest for high-risk pregnancies.

Please consider supporting Better BedRest!

Better BedRest, a registered 501 (c) 3 organization, proudly provides assistance to women on bedrest through our 24-hour Helpline, staffed by experienced volunteers, who can lend an ear and provide valuable support and resources to make the time spent off your feet a little bit more bearable.

Better BedRest also provides small grants to women on bedrest in financial distress to assist them in paying a bill. The Better BedRest Emergency Grant Fund was started with a grant from The Columbia Foundation. To confirm eligibility and to apply for the grant, please send an inquiry to

To make a tax-deductible contribution to Better BedRest, please contact Joanie Reisfeld at or call our Helpline at 410-740-7662.

To become a Better BedRest volunteer, please contact Karen Henderson at or call our Helpline.