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Bed rest doesn't really help

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Ok, since I don't want to be ripped to shreds like the mom in the other post I am going anon.

Bed rest is commonly prescribed in pregnancy, but what if you were told that it doesn't really help and actually may be harmful?  Well, that is exactly what one study shows.  37% of the women in the study who followed their bed rest plan had their babies prematurely whereas only 17% of the women who continued their daily activities. 

There are also significant risks of going on bed rest.  The lack of activity leaves you prone to blood clots and muscle atrophy.  Not to mention women on bed rest are more prone to depression. 

Am I saying outright ignore your doctor if they recommend bed rest?  Absolutely not.  I am saying to do some research into your specific situation and discuss things with your doctor so that you can make an educated decision for the health of you and your unborn baby.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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