I was put on bed rest. Now what?
Sometimes a physician or midwife will suggest that a pregnant woman be on bed rest. Fetal positioning then becomes a concern for women aware of the effects of gravity.
When choosing which side to rest on, prefer your left side over your right. Studies have shown that this further protects the wellbeing of the baby. Also, try to avoid sleeping on your back after the first few months in pregnancy, even if it seems more comfortable.
Daily activities for women on bed rest
Some of our signature Spinning Babies® Daily Activities can be adapted to do while on bed rest.
- Use good maternal positioning and posture with Rest Smart℠.
- Address Balance with the Abdominal Release, the Side-lying Release, and if there is no high blood pressure, the Forward-leaning Inversion.
- Psoas Resolution help is found in Core Awareness.
- Three Balances℠
- The Jiggle
- Forward-leaning Inversion
- Side-lying Release
- Standing Release
- Abdominal Release
- Abdominal Lift & Tuck
- Other Techniques
- Comfort Tips
- Rest SmartSM
- Birth Balls
- Bed Rest Tips
- Professional Help
O’Brien, L. M., & Warland, J. (2015). Maternal sleep position: what do we know where do we go?. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(1), 1.