(Closed) bed rest…

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

((hugs)) any hint on how long?  i was on bed rest from 31-35wks (i was already dilating at 31wks but managed to hold off till 38wks b/c of the bed rest).  sign up for netflix, see if there is some kind of contract work you can do from a computer for extra cash, download ebooks, etc.  also, try to keep in contact with people (either on phone, skype, the bee, etc) b/c that was the strangest part for me… going weeks without seeing people unless they came to me 🙁  sorry you’re stuck in bed, and hope you get out soon!  and whenever you’re feeling down, pat your belly and remember who you’re doing it for.

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Is this until the end of your pregnancy or is there a time limit? My old manager at work was on bed rest for weeks when her amniotic fluid was low… I think you can apply for unemployment or even temporary disability if you’re out of work for a medical reason out of your control. Definitely look into it. Sorry you’re dealing with this, but better safe than sorry for sure!

Post # 7
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@MissDareDevil: sorry you are going through this sweetie, hopefully your Bridal Party comes down soon and you have a happy healthy remainder of your pregnancy!

Just out of curiousity, what kind of job do you do, is it really physical?


Post # 8
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissDareDevil:  Oh no!  I’m sorry, this has to be tough.  I know it’s not something we’re prepared for.  Luckily I do have both short term and long term disability if something like that every happened but if we didn’t, it definitely would be tough.  Is there any way your employer can modify your duty to allow for more sitting or make it more comfortable for you?  

Post # 9
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have short-term disability insurance? My short-term disability insurance through work covers bed-rest during pregnancy.

Post # 10
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m so bummed for you – I was really hoping your Bridal Party would go down after your short-term bed rest. Maybe check out various job boards/craigslist to see if there’s online research or other “computer” work you can do from your bed as a freelancer.

Does your employer have long-term disability? If so, it might fill the gap for the later part of your pregnancy, since you don’t have short-term disability.

Post # 12
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That really sucks!!!

What state are you in?

Post # 14
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MissDareDevil:  🙁  Poor MissDareDevil.  Rest well and try to stay positive.  I would watch a ba-zillion movies and read and computer contact and talk on the phone…

Post # 15
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am sorry you are going through this, I know how scary it can be. I went into labor in my 19th week and was put on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy (about 4 months). It was extremly challenging and nerve wracking not knowing how the baby would be. I went to live with my parents because I had a four year old that I was unable to take care of being in bed. I also had other complications throughout the pregnancy as well.

I just wanted to tell you to hang in there. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. Do exactly what the doctors tell you too. Really it’s such a short amount of time to be in bed considering the life of your child. There is a support group called sidelines.org that you may want to look into too.

My son is now 18 years old and was born healthy and is now a 6ft tall college freshman. I’m sure medicine had come a long way since then too. 

I wish you the best of luck!

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