Read up on it, there is no evidence that strict bedrest is necessary. There are lots of things you can with your son that doesn't require much activity. It can help a lot if someone can make the room you will be in child proof and have things in the room your child can reach for you to do together. I had to be in bed while pregnant the last couple months and for about 3 months after the baby was born. I was on IV medications for months, had broken bones, pneumonia, septicemia, cancer, and other medical problems. In some cities church groups will help and there is an organization for mothers on bedrest that has chapters in large cities. If money isn't an issue hiring a college or high school student to help in the afternoons can greatly reduce stress.
at 3:40 AM on Dec. 31, 2010