Bed Rest - A phrase that is enough to haunt you for months. If you’ve been advised the dreaded bed rest during pregnancy, you might think your worst nightmare has begun. But trust me it is not such a bad thing. You can enjoy your pregnancy while being on bed rest too, here’s how!
I was on strict bed rest since the last one month due to an incompetent cervix.
Let us first understand the difference between bed rest and strict bed rest. Strict bed rest means you are not allowed to walk, sit or stand. You are also not allowed to go to bathroom. Urine and stool are passed on bedpans. Your pelvic movements are restricted as much as possible.
Whereas in bed rest, you can go to bathroom. You can also sit for some time but you are not allowed to stand or walk. Now that the difference is clear let me share some tips on how to cope up with bed rest.
Don’t just lie on bed counting number of days left for delivery. Try to enjoy each day of your pregnancy. You only live it once/twice or as many times as the number of kids you are planning to have.
Stay happy, Smile! It will not hurt you.Nothing will happen to your baby. Enjoy those kicks, somersaults, movements, karate sessions going inside your womb. Say a prayer every morning and evening. Everything will be okay. You are not alone, there are many like you in the same boat. This is just another phase and it will pass.
Thanks BabyChakra for giving me a platform to express without any hesitation.
Stay positive!; Be happy! Good luck!
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