Bed Rest During Pregnancy
How to Cope With Bed Rest During Pregnancy continued...
Catch some flicks. Enjoy movies on TV, online, or from services that deliver DVDs directly to your home.
Let people help. Although you may find it hard to ask for help, you must. If a friend or family member asks how they may help, offer specifics, such as picking up items at the grocery store or taking your turn to drive car-pool until you're up and out again.
Keep a journal. Keep a journal to vent (for your eyes only) or to document your pregnancy (possibly a gift to share with your child one day). Better yet, keep one of each type.
Catch up on correspondence. Answer letters, pay bills, write thank-you notes for baby shower gifts, or make a list of people (with names and email addresses) to contact when the baby is born.
Get online support. Use the Internet to find support from other mothers on bed rest. Check out message boards and chat rooms for empathy and advice.