A mom who has experienced hospital bed rest will tell you it is not all she had dreamed it would be. Here are a few tips to help you make your time more appealing.
Published: March 31, 2018
By: Sarah Lyons
For a busy mom, resting in bed may sound appealing. A mom who has experienced hospital bed rest will tell you it is not all she had dreamed it would be. How does a mom survive bed rest?
Keep your focus
Focus on the goal, allowing baby to grow as long as possible.
Keep a record
Writing in a journal or starting a blog about your pregnancy can be therapeutic and creates a record to look back on later.
Catch up on your TV shows, read books, watch movies, or do some Internet shopping.
Rest is best for mom and baby.
Bring comforts from home to the hospital. Items like blankets, pictures of family, or anything that reminds you of home.
Paint your fingernails, learn to crochet, and finish the thank you cards from your baby shower. Anything to pass the time.
Keep a routine
Keeping a simple daily routine will help the time pass and help create a sense of normalcy.
Get a laptop and keep up with your work from the hospital bed.
Remind yourself this is temporary and will be worth it when you hold your baby in your arms.
Keep a support system
Encourage friends and family to visit as much as possible and accept help from those that offer.
Sarah Lyons spent 3 weeks on bed rest when she was pregnant with her two-year-old triplets.