Pregnancy: Tips for Dealing With Bed Rest - Topic Overview
The following tips may be helpful when dealing with bed rest
for a high-risk pregnancy:
Try to lie on your side instead of your back. This may help improve blood flow to your uterus and baby and reduce pressure on your back.
Keep a phone, phone book, note pad, and pen near
the bed where you can easily reach them.
If you have young
children, you may want to restrict them to the room where you are resting. Keep
their toys and other needed items (such as a diaper bag or potty chair) close
by. Have another family member pack snacks and lunch food in a cooler close to
Ignore the doorbell if you do not have an intercom system
that allows you to speak with a visitor who comes to your
Gently stretch your legs every hour to maintain good blood
Look at this period as an opportunity to do activities
that you usually can't find time for, such as reading, completing craft
projects, or writing letters.