Bed rest can seem like a fantastic idea for a mom who is pregnant, especially, if you are in those final few weeks of pregnancy. However, bed rest is sometimes recommended during the early stages of pregnancy to prevent complications and help increase the chances of delivering a healthy baby. If your doctor orders bed rest during your pregnancy, it is very important that you listen to your doctor. For some mom’s, bed rest can seem like an impossible task because they don’t have any one to help them with other children or household chores.
Note: I am not a doctor, nurse, or health care provider. This post is for informational purposes only and never should replace getting medical care during your pregnancy.
When is Bed Rest Recommend During Pregnancy?
If your doctor ordered bed rest, it is important that you take your doctor’s recommendation seriously. A doctor will recommend bed rest for mom’s who are experiencing the following symptoms during pregnancy:
- Contractions or Symptoms of Preterm Labor (Typically Before 37 Weeks)
- Incompetent Cervix
- High Blood Pressure
- Problems with your Placenta
- Vaginal Bleeding
- Growth Problems with Your Baby
- Multiple Gestation Pregnancies
- Threatened Miscarriage
- Previous Miscarriage or Baby Born Preterm
- And Other Conditions Determined By Your Doctor