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Get to Know our Peer Educator: Bridgetlee
By Bridgetlee Goldstein
Feb 8th, 2021
What do you wish you knew about pregnancy?
Everything! I knew absolutely nothing! And I wanted to learn as much as I could. I took different classes, read tons of books, asked friends and family about all of their experiences etc. Which is what got me interested in educating moms.
If you were pregnant and attending PMP meetings, how was this valuable/what was this experience like?
I didn't join PMP until Miyah was born, but Sun River Health used to offer a series of prenatal classes which I did attend. They were great! I first attended the PMP when Miyah was barely a few months old, I was able to connect with other mothers and gained a lot of knowledge for babies/toddlers and gained a wonderful support network.
What did you learn about yourself during your pregnancy?
So much! I learned to appreciate each stage of life as it comes. I learned that some experiences may be hard, but they don't last forever (third trimester, lol)
What helped you relax during pregnancy?
When I was pregnant with my 1st, I enjoyed laying by the pool, shopping, going out to eat and crocheting. With my second, nothing! I had a toddler and was working 3 jobs. I don't even think I sat down during that pregnancy.
What was your favorite book to read during pregnancy?
I really liked the Mayo Clinic's Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy.
What shocked you the most about pregnancy?
That literally any weird thing your body might experience is most likely normal.