How To Survive Bed Rest: My Tips To Help You Get Through The Day (VIDEO)

Um… I didn’t realize how much I’ve been leaning on until I edited this video. Holy Smokes! Either way – it’s all the truth.

People always say, “I don’t know how you do it. How do you stay in bed all day long? That would drive me crazy.”

Well, it DOES drive me crazy. Make no mistake! But if you’ve been placed on bed rest, there are some little things you can do to help you get through the EXTENDED DAYS. One thing in particular that I focus on in this video is being prepared. Whoever will help you during your time on bed rest will appreciate a few of my tips. If you think ahead and set up your days early on… then you will lean on other people a lot LESS.

In the beginning of my 16+ week stint, I used to have to call for Bill 8 times a day to ask him for more water. It was bad enough that he had to tend to the kids, the house, his job, our life… now I had harass him for WATER? The solution was simple! Get a pitcher and have him fill it with ice and water in the morning. It would get me through a few hours at a time which meant it was one less thing to bother him with.

And I know bother is the wrong word. We are a team and this was OUR test. But you can’t help but feel like a bother while on bed rest.

Anyway – take a look at the video for my tips on how to survive bed rest. I’m sure there are a million more – but these are the ones that came to my mind as the top solutions.

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  1. Rachel V wrote:

    19 years ago, while pregnant with my first child, I was placed on strict bedrest at 18 weeks. It was horrible. To make matters worse, we had a futon, extremely uncomfortable. I didn’t have a laptop back then & obviously there weren’t smartphones with things like FB or twitter to help me pass the time.
    I ended up cross stitching a hanging baby quilt (which I can’t stand, probably because its a reminder).
    Bedrest is lousy. Long term bedrest is even lousier. I feel for you. Hang in there & take advantage of the rest you do get 🙂

    Posted 1.22.13

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