On Bed Rest

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bedrest08 - January 4

Well I was put on bed rest at 27 weeks because I kept having contractions. Ended up in emergency room 4 times and given meds to stop labor. Now at 32 weeks. Anyone have any great ideas for bed rest so I do not go stir crazy. Scared now because i continuously have strong long cantractions and wonder what will happen when I'm truly in labor cause I may not know.

 

CUTEMOMMYX3 - January 5

HI THERE- MY NAME IS CHRISTINA..I TOO WAS ON BED REST FOR MY FIRST 2 PREGNANCIES...I WAS REALLY HIGH RISK....I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL...SINCE IM INTO CROSSWORD PUZZLES I HAD MY HUBBY GO OUT AND BUY ME SOME..I ALSO HAD TIVO SO I WOULD BE OCCUPIED WATCHING MY SHOWS AND STUFF...AND I HAD FAMILY OVER TO KEEP ME COMPANY....NEVER A DULL MOMENT IN MY HOUSE....PLUS ME BEING ON BED REST, I GOT ALL THE REST I NEEDED..I CAN SLEEP WHENEVER I WANTED AND NOONE BOTHERED ME...I WAS ALL RESTED UP FOR WHEN MY CHILDREN CAME. AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT I WASNT EXHAUSTED FOR THOSE 2AM FEEDINGS AND EVERY 2 HOURS AFTER THAT!! HA HA! HOPE THIS HELPS! KEEP ME POSTED! TAKE CARE AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!

 

Malica - January 7

I was only on bed rest (at the hospital) for one week before I was induced, but I was very stir crazy just in that amount of time with nothing to do and no one to talk to (outside of visiting hours). If you have any crafting hobbies like knitting now would be a great time (or a great time to learn if you don't know how! There's lot of online resources to help you learn just about any craft you want). My friends were also great about lending me DVD movies I hadn't seen to keep me occupied. An online friend of mine also had the brilliant idea of writing a letter to my soon-to-be-born daughter. It was a big lift to do that because it really made me focus on why I was on bed rest and it wasn't quite so bad at that point. Best of luck to you! I don't think my sanity could stand 1-2 months of bed rest. :(

 

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