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Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

By Jeri AlperRN, MSN



We have all had days where the idea of staying in bed under the covers seemed extremely appealing. Unfortunately, for many pregnant women, bed rest during pregnancy is not a luxury, but a medical mandate.

Why Bed Rest?

Although bed rest is controversial because the benefits have not been clearly documented in the scientific literature, as many as 20 percent of all pregnant women are confined to a week or more in bed. Preterm labor is the most common condition for which bed rest is prescribed.
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By Jeri AlperRN, MSN

We have all had days where the idea of staying in bed under the covers seemed extremely appealing. Unfortunately, for many pregnant women, bed rest during pregnancy is not a luxury, but a medical mandate.

Why Bed Rest?

Although bed rest is controversial because the benefits have not been clearly documented in the scientific literature, as many as 20 percent of all pregnant women are confined to a week or more in bed. Preterm labor is the most common condition for which bed rest is prescribed. The rationale for bed rest is that decreasing your activity may help keep your cervix closed, prolong your pregnancy, and increase the likelihood of a healthy baby
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