Women who are put on bed rest at home during pregnancy face multiple challenges. In some ways, the challenges offered in a home are amplified because it is hard to feel powerless in one’s surroundings.
The challenges vary depending on several factors, including whether there were older siblings in need of care, and the availability of nearby family to check-in regularly. These are the top seven gifts culled from the course of the interviews we conducted with women who made it through home bed rest.
TIP: Other things women on bed rest appreciate are texts to check in, phone calls, and offers of logistical help for errands. Remember that the woman you are supporting may be feeling anxious and disempowered. Your presence is present enough.
Lastly, keep in mind that no matter how much a “precaution" bed rest may be, it does suggest real medical concern.
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