Everything You Wanted To Know About Pregnancy Bed Rest

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Cynthia Ramnarace on Sep 2, 2010 at 5:49PM

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a Cynthia Ramnarace on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:13AM

There are many different kinds of bed rest. Dr. Hakakha recommends you ask your doctor how inactive you actually have to be. Most women are ordered bed rest because they should be resting, but they don’t actually have to lie in bed all day, she says. Getting up to use the bathroom and take a shower is usually just fine. But if it’s strict bed rest, you’ll probably be in the hospital and bathroom trips will be a no-no (sorry: this means using a bed pan).

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