Author Topic: Describe how strict you are on Bedrest...... Tips and Tricks to help others  (Read 710 times)

Angelicjaz218

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Hello Ladies......
So I would like to know what everyone is doing to maintain long term bedrest?
Describe what you consider strict bedrest?

I know we are all different so i'm sure we all do different things to make it further in our pregnancies. Would like some new ideas on what to do and new positions for bedrest.

Can't wait to hear from you all and pray your all still COOKING!!!
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Alps

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Hey,
This is a good idea to consolidate all advise and suggestions in one place.
 I am very strict with my bedrest - I just get up for morning during day loo breaks. I shower once a week. Of course not moving at all. I even eat lying down. I will definitely keep doing this until 34 weeks.

Wishing all of us good luck and prayers... with faith and endurance we will get there.
God be with us!

sterlingrose

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I have a bed and I lay down for most of the day. I do sit up to eat. I get up for bathroom breaks. My doctor tells me that, to prevent blood clots and muscle loss, I am permitted to walk around my house for 5 minutes. I am not permitted to do any stairs.

I have downloaded books, puzzles and games to an iPad. However, I find myself doing more work from home using my laptop. It's not easy because my laptop is old, and I try to type everything lying down. Needless to say it's difficult. Despite not getting paid because I'm not going to work, I still feel it's important to do as much work as possible to show them I care and don't want them to let me go. (I was at this job for 4 months when I was placed on bed rest.)

I do feel sometimes like I just can't take it anymore. But then I try to focus on the positive, and how all this is for something great.

Best wishes to everyone.

Angelicjaz218

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Alps,

We have about the same routine. I get up in the morning and freshen up and have bathroom breaks throughtout the day and shower once a week. Other than that I do everything else laying down including eating.  Takes a toll on my body but god willing takes me one step closer to my healthy baby girl.

Congrats on how far along you have come and wish you nothing but the best.

Sterlingrose,

I try my best to keep my mind busy on the Ipad reading, playing games and of course Netflix. I find that journaling once a day helps with the anxiety and the rush of feelings one gets when you start losing hope. I have a long way to go but talking on here and reading alot of the stories here keep me very hopeful. You arent alone and if doing work makes time go by faster for you then work.

Proud of how far you have come and remember there are alot of other people routining for you to defy the odds, as we hope we all do.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017 at 09:11 PM by Angelicjaz218 »
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I have a bed and a recliner chair, so I'm not chained to my bedroom. I always have my recliner reclined all the way back when I'm in it. I get up to use the bathroom and to take showers 2-3 times per week. I also was told not to sit all the way up to eat. My husband put a second recliner outside in our garage, so I can get some fresh air and sunshine on occasion. We have no stairs in our house,  but when my back feels sore, I sometimes lay down on the floor. Another thing that is so comforting are having my 4 dogs in the house with me. I wear compression socks during the day to prevent blood clots since I have a genetic bloodclotting disorder making me prone to bloodclotting. I try to turn and change my position often. I am tempted to do exercises in bed because I'm afraid of losing all my muscles. Do any of you do exercises in bed? I keep forgetting to ask my doctor. I'm always trying to think positive too.

Angelicjaz218

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Wylee,

Hope your still doing well and on bed rest. I can imagine the change in atmosphere is nice. I was told not to do any exercise or any kind depending on how mu h further I come along then we will talk about it. For now tho keep it boring and take it easy.

Any updates???
Jazmin

sterlingrose

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I'm 27 weeks this Wednesday. If I get good news at the doctor's, then I am seriously considering a return to work at 28 weeks. My classroom is suffering and so is my staff. I feel really bad, and they need me back. They don't have a steady sub or leave replacement, so they keep asking me when I'm coming back.

How far along are all of you?

wylee

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I will be 23 weeks along on Thursday. I was so scared when this all happened at 20 weeks with my bulging membranes and emergency cerclage. I'm still scared because I'm not at 26 weeks yet, but happy that I've gained another 3 weeks!! I live way out in the country,  so I'm 1 hour from my hospital and 2 hours from my second hospital where my fetal specialist doctor is and where they airlifted me for the cerclage. They said if the baby comes before 35 weeks they will send me back down 2 hours from our house. They said bedrest is so important. I was able to ask about exercise while in bed, but I'm only allowed to do upper body simple exercises. I'm 18 days into bedrest, and still not used to it, but trying so hard to be positive  about it. I'm a little worried about when we get all these medical bills. I'm just so happy my baby girl is doing well and growing! She is estimated at 1 pound 7 ounces as of yesterday!!

Hope you all are well!