Here are some tips that helped me survive bedrest before my twins were born. Feel free to add some of your tips to the list!
1. Guilt Free Binge Watching i.e. Netflix
Now is the time to catch up on all your shows, and unabashedly so! Call the Midwife, Stranger Things, The Wire…Make the most of your time and enjoy!
Tap into your inner child and pick up that pencil crayon, again! It’s no secret that mindfulness is the key to achieving reduced stress levels. Try using this technique to escape your thoughts and worries…even if it’s for a little while.
You may want to spend this time reading up on things you’ve always wanted to learn about but never had the time for.
While I never started a blog, I did read a lot of forums about moms of multiples and how they survived bedrest during their pregnancies.
During my time on bedrest, I wrote letters to my twins, I documented my fears frustrations about being on bedrest, and I also recorded my positive interactions with the doctors, nurses and other patients during my time in the hospital.
5. Hire a doula
Understandably, my partner and other relatives were unable to be with me all day, everyday, as much as I would have liked it. This was also my inspiration for pursuing becoming a doula, to support other birthers on bedrest with high risk pregnancies.
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