I've been on bed rest since my 5th week because of 5 miscarriages and a weak cervix. This is the first time I've gotten past 18 wks and even though I'm at 22wks I'm still worried about problems. Not only that, I can't go upstairs to my bedroom and sleep on my couch. Soo... how do I take care of all the prep work for the baby- like birthing classes, finding pediatricians, and setting up the nursey, etc. Any advice?Answer Question
Answer by laura970 at 12:35 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by ladybug36519 at 12:43 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
If you do some reading you will find that the recommendation for bedrest doesn't have research to back it up. Doctors recommend bedrest because that's what's always been recommended (standard of practice) rather than evidence based. I would not stay on strict bedrest because of risk of premature labor.
I was very ill (medical) with my pregnancy with my youngest son and was hospitalized a lot of the pregnancy. When I was home I was on IVs. My 2nd husband left me during a hospitalization. I didn't think I would have more children and didn't have anything except a new car seat. We had recently moved I had no family. It was before internet & I did a lot by phone. Now you can do everything online.
Answer by Gailll at 12:44 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Typo - I wouldn't stay on strict bedrest because of risk of premature labor.
Answer by Gailll at 12:46 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by hsmominky at 12:47 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by justduckie_mom at 2:19 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by LovingThem2710 at 5:20 AM on Aug. 27, 2010