Bed rest???

Anita - posted on 04/18/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Okay, I am a little depressed right now I have been put on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy I am 22 weeks and four days. I am not sure what to expect I read that it really means that you just stay in bed all day long. I will go crazy if I have to do that. The doctors told me No lefting of any kind, No stress, No running hoping jogging. I am not sure what to do when it comes to explaining it to my god daughter?? Ideas?? What should I do to keep myself busy well I am stuck in bed??
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Maghen - posted on 05/01/2013




I do a lot of sitting and bed rest since my husband works all evening and I'm alone.

Read? I love my local library and reserve books and TV shows frequently. Order some trashy magazines! I also had my husband buy me a handheld Sega game console and a Super Nintendo and a few old games like Sonic and Super Mario. They are addicting! Try a hobby like scrap booking, or knitting, or origami, I've tried and enjoyed all three. I'm making an origami mobile for the baby. I feel for you; I hope that you find some things to do that you like!

Leah - posted on 04/26/2013




Hi Anita! Ive been on bedrest since April 3/13. Currently 32 wks 3 days and am trying to make it until at least 34 wks. Difference is, the doctors wont even let me go home! Stuck in the hospital for the last 3 1/2 weeks and going a bit mad lol. It was a huge adjustment for not just myself but also my SO who is now primary caregiver to my other two children (6 year old and 3 year old). It was a very emotional first few days but now that we are at terms with it, we seem to have a routine. I have bathroom privledges only and once a week get taken down to ultrasound (woo hoo exciting to be out of my hospital room!). As for keeping yourself busy...catch up on your favorite tv shows, do some reading, connect with other moms online. I find myself catching up on a lot of sleep I have missed out on over the years lol. Good to do it now! Wont have a chance after baby comes!

What was your diagnosis, why they put you on bedrest?

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