Stuck in Bed

The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids ... and moms

Children - Concept
30 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2018
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Author Biography

Jennifer Degl is the mother of four, including a micro preemie who was born at 23 weeks gestation, and the founder of Speaking for Moms and Babies, Inc. Her mission is to educate the public on maternal and neonatal health issues. She is the author of three books, articles in the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of Perinatology, a fierce advocate, a passionate public speaker, an active member of the International Neonatal Consortium, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the NICU Parent Network and NIDCAP Federation International. Jennifer has been a high school science teacher for 20 years and believes education is the key to healthcare reform.

Her first book "From Hope to Joy: A Memoir of a Mother's Determination and Her Micro Preemie's Struggle to Beat the Odds" is about her life-threatening pregnancy and subsequent premature birth of her daughter at just 23 weeks gestation.

Her second book "Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids ... and moms" is a book designed for parents to read to young children to help explain why mommy is in bed and cannot move around the house during her pregnancy.

Her third book "I Was Small, But Now I'm Tall" is an engaging book for a child who was born prematurely, telling the tale of their earliest days in life in simple terms that kids can relate to.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

A young boy feels anxious when his mommy and daddy announce that he is going to be a brother, but mommy must stay in bed to keep the baby healthy in the adorable children's picture book, Stuck In Bed (The Pregnancy Bed Rest Book For Kids...Moms) by Jennifer Degl and Angela Davids. When Daddy announces that we are having a baby, I am surprised and a little excited. But then Daddy explains that Mommy will have to stay in bed for a while to keep baby safe. I get scared. Who will take care of me? Who will make my breakfast? Pull my sled? Tie my shoes? Play games with me? Mommy says that she can still play with me, and even tie my shoes, just from bed. Daddy says that he will help with breakfast, and Grandma and Grandpa will help too. Mommy even suggests that I eat snacks with her in bed; I begin to feel excited. Maybe Mommy having to stay in bed will be fun!

Stuck In Bed (The Pregnancy Bed Rest Book For Kids...And Moms) by Jennifer Degl and Angela Davids is an uplifting and empowering book that eases the issues that arise from Mommy being placed on bed rest during pregnancy. This book has an interesting story, engaging graphics, and a fun and unique take on bed rest for mommies. I loved that the book not only addresses the fears and concerns that children feel when Mommy must stay in bed, but that it also creates a fun and adventurous environment that reduces Mommy's inevitable guilt of not being able to care for and play with kiddies the way she usually does. By making things fun and entertaining, kiddies will be less likely to feel resentment over Baby, and Mommy will feel less frustration. I recommend this book to families with children ages two and up. This book is a wonderful tribute to mothers that sacrifice their freedom to keep themselves and Baby safe.