Bedrest

Kandice - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am on extreme bedrest. I have 3 toddlers. How is this gonna work?

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Michelle - posted on 12/15/2009

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ask for help, i am sure there are many groups in your community that would be more than happy to help out, like Salvation Army, Church Groups, specially round this time of the year. Get your doctor to refer you to, not sure what it would be where you are, here in New Zealand we have ACC they can provide Home Help. Certainly don't think that you can soldier on, for what ever reason you have been ordered to bed rest, do it, you could end up worse than you are and then would be no help to your children. ASK FOR HELP

Brandi - posted on 12/14/2009

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OUCH that is a really bad situation. I would suggest that you ask as many friends and neighbors for help as you can. Also, is it possible for your husband to take some time off work??? maybe he has some vacation/sick/personal time he can use. His job HAS to let him off to take care of his family under the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) If he is the sole supporter/provider for you and your care, he can legally take the time off and they have to hold a job for him where he works. So maybe this could be an option? I'm sooooo sorry for your situation. I was terrified that would happen to me when i was pregnant with my second baby, but THANK GOD it all went well. I hope/pray for a healthy baby number 4 for you and I hope you can find some way to make it work.

Kevlyn - posted on 12/14/2009

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girl, i have no idea or advice... I was put on bed rest a couple of weeks ago and have not managed to do it not one day b/c I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 1 year old.... Just try to take it as easy as possible and explain to your doctor that you can not do that and ask if there is anything else that can be done....

Alina - posted on 12/14/2009

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ummmm.....all i can say is this, is there anyway someone can come help you? otherwise, its not going to work. even if people could come on shifts it would really help you. our church (i am LDS) is wonderful with things like this. the women coordinate and come help with the tots and others will even bring meals so you dont have to worry about cooking. do you belong to a church you might be able to call on? i hope something works out for you. good luck and i hope i at least gave you some ideas.

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