Anyone else out there on bedrest?

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Re : Anyone else out there on bedrest?

Postby ilovecow » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:26 am

I'm on bedrest! I've been on bedrest since about 29 1/2 weeks. I'm 35 1/2 weeks now... so I don't have much further to go! I'm being induced next week. The thing that has helped me the most is having a schedule. I know that sounds weird since I am confined to bed... but it really helps me and suits my personality. For example:
8:00 am read newspaper
9:00 am shower
10:00 write correspondence (e-mails and letters)
11:00 shop for baby announcements

This could drive some people crazy, but for me having a planned schedule everyday helped me to feel like I was being productive and that every day has a purpose. If I am just laying around watching TV, I'd get depressed pretty quickly. Again, a lot of this is just my personality... so you know yourself best and can come up with a plan to keep your sanity in the upcoming months. If you are a very social person, you may want to try to arrange to have a visitor every evening or try to make at least two phone calls a day to friends. You get the idea. ;)

I've never used this service, but I have heard reference to it before. There is a website called Sidelines that helps women on bedrest connect with other women on bedrest. If you are looking for a support network, that might be a great place to check out!

I'm sorry you are on bedrest and I hope the time passes quickly and you have a healthy baby at the end of it all. :)

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Re : Anyone else out there on bedrest?

Postby willow&sam » Mon Jul 21, 2008 08:14 am

Give me a few hours and I might be!!! I see the OB this am and I don't think she's going to be too happy with what's been going on (contractions, cramps, GI stuff) this week. I guess we'll see what the cervix looks like and take it from there. Prayers for a nice closed cervix would be appreciated.

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Re : Anyone else out there on bedrest?

Postby kelly w » Mon Jul 21, 2008 07:32 am

Well, give me about 2-3 weeks. :) I'm coming up on my 'usual' bedrest time...

Do you have good physical support where you are to help you through bedrest with the other kiddos around?


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Anyone else out there on bedrest?

Postby ann marie » Mon Jul 21, 2008 07:00 am

Anyone else out there on bedrest? I'm looking for some bedrest buddies to help get me through the next few months.

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