bed rest

Getting out of bed in the morning is actually a huge privilege.
It was pure hell. After seeing those two pink lines on that pregnancy test and feeling all the initial excitement and joy
The transition from a full, fast-paced life to one where you can only get off the couch once or twice a day can be really
Every day of a high-risk pregnancy feels like you're holding your breath, desperately hoping to make it to the next milestone. Hearing a heartbeat. Making it to the second trimester. Good news at your anatomy scan. Being on this roller-coaster can leave you feeling anxious and terrified every day.
You feel like it's all your fault. You feel like your body is failing. So that means you are failing. The reality is, a high-risk pregnancy can happen to anyone. At any time. You didn't do anything wrong. You didn't cause this and you certainly aren't failing.
If you've been on bedrest for even one day you know it's anything but a vacation. You're terrified about what could happen to the baby and life as you know it has turned upside down.
My first four babies were perfectly healthy, textbook pregnancies and births. I guess you could say I got cocky.
The words echoed off of the hospital walls, closing in on me with each repetition, making me feel like a prisoner in my own body. I wanted to escape this moment, but I was immobile, paralyzed by both modality and circumstance.
I am entering my sixth week of bed rest at 30 weeks pregnant, and I am often surprised by the reaction I get from the people I tell.
By Jena Pincott About one in three of us sleeps less than six hours a night -- and feels groggy, cranky and unfocused the
As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she's 40 to have kids like I did, then I'll be 80 (eighty!) before I'm a grandma.
Usually it's a short-term inconvenience, but for some women, the recommendation to go on bed rest can come early in a pregnancy and turn a joyful experience into a months-long nightmare.