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Is anyone else on bed rest and feeling alone?

Any one on bed rest?


Asked by lesliebabl at 9:57 PM on Aug. 2, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I never have been on bed rest. Do you like to write or read? I like both, so I think it would be fun to sleep while you can, fill out cards (announcements, thank yous) at least the addresses or what you can, scrapbook, fill out baby books, and write snail mail letters. I have about 15 penpals I write, but you could write family and friends :)

    Answer by TXdanielly at 9:59 PM on Aug. 2, 2008

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  • I was on full bed rest in the hospital for a week. It was the longest crappiest week of my life. It did have GREAT ending though. I was on meds that made me groggy. I couldn't focus my eyes or mind so I couldn't read or watch TV or even hold a coherent conversation. I had lots of visitors to help the time pass. How many weeks are you? Hopefully you are due soon and can enjoy being a mom!


    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 10:08 PM on Aug. 2, 2008

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  • I was on bed rest with my first for a few weeks before they put me on bed rest in the hospital 3 weeks before Lucy's due date...thank goodness she came two weeks early!! I was about to loose my mind....When I wasn't in the hospital I was at home trying to rest but we were in full renovation mode then and I would sit on the floor and paint closet doors or mess around with he baby's room....I just couldn't stay in bed....I am on bed rest this time around too...but with a one year old there is no way I can truly be on bed rest so I lay on her floor in her room while she plays or I go outside and sit under a sprinkler while she plays in her baby pool....ugh...2 more days of this...good luck with your bed rest!!!


    Answer by lucysmomrocks at 10:14 PM on Aug. 2, 2008

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  • I remember when I went to my daily check-up (34 weeks) my blood pressure was high and I had to be on bed rest, well, being on my own I couldn't just keep still. I have to admit the first two days were fun. Realizing I can just watch tv, and eat, but reality set in big time after the third day. I was bored, extremely bored, everybody had to work so I'm making meals, cleaning the house, and when my nurse came to check my blood-pressure, she would ask me what have I been doing, I simply told her I just took out the trash, boy did she get mad at me, It was hard for me, because I was not in a reading mood, I didn't have nobody to write to, and It was a sad time for me, and honestly I am glad that my son came early,  because some people don't have the friends to write to or to  keep them company..I had a happy ending though. Son was born with no complications.


    Answer by Joshmom25 at 10:19 PM on Aug. 2, 2008

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  • i was on bed rest for the last two months of my prenancy. my water started leaking at the begining eighth months. so for two months i had to quit my job and lay in bed all day at home all alone. tv got boring reading got boring everything got so boring. but now after having my son, who was born very healthy i realize that all that suffering was woth it just hang in there. when your little bundle of joy arrives, you'll hardley remember the bed rest. and when the baby starts walking you'll be ready for it again

    Answer by Ezrasmommy at 10:29 PM on Aug. 2, 2008

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  • my b/p was 160/98 so they sent me to labor and delivery... luckily after 4 hours it went down to an ok/normal range, but it would shoot right back up after a short time of walking around... so they stuck me on bedrest until i went in a week later... i'm one of those people who cant stay in bed all day, so i just took it really easy... the dr. suggested that if i did something involving me being on my feet i was to take that amount of time + 1/2 and that's how long i should laydown and rest... (but not be on my feet longer than 2-3 hours at a time) so if i went grocery shopping and it took me an hour, i came home and popped in a movie and had a snack with my 1st son and relaxed...

    Answer by mfialdrdickhaus at 10:25 AM on Aug. 3, 2008

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  • oh yeah... i spent alot of time catching up on scrapbooking... i started a scrapbook for my son to have when he gets older... go thru your old photo's and make something out of them, it's amazing how quick time flies by when you are looking at old memories

    Answer by mfialdrdickhaus at 10:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2008

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  • i was on bedrest my whole pregnancy from 10 wks -34 wks and after 26 wks i couldnt even gett up to use the bathroom...i spent alot of time on my comp. reading watching endless hours of "a baby story) lol i had some close friends come over and spend ttime with me during the day till my hubby came home :) educate yourself on your new baby send someone to the library for you to gett some baby books my hubby would go and get me childrens books and i would read to my tummy and remember yeah it sucks but it is in best intrest for your baby to stay in that bed! Oh yea also I got some online classes while i was on br so that keep me real busy! good luck!

    Answer by Felisha2007 at 10:57 AM on Aug. 3, 2008

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  • I was on bed rest the first 4 months and the last 2 month. So I feel your pain. I read a lot, watched t.v., did sudko puzzles (pro at it now), and my best friend got me this beautiful picture to hang up in my bedroom to look at. I have to say that was the one thing that got me through it. Silly, but it worked. I would stare at that thing for hours just looking at the details. GL

    Answer by SandraBeth at 12:54 AM on Aug. 4, 2008

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  • Yes!!! I am on bed rest due to low amniotic fluid and a positive fetal fibronectin. The doctor says baby looks great, but the risk is to high... I hate it!!! However reading, internet, music, and television helps!!!

    Answer by BabySanaa at 8:51 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

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