Bed Rest for High-Risk Pregnancies 


Bed rest is in many cases a necessary and important part of medical care. 

Most pregnant women benefit from being active and have no need for extended bed rest. In the field of preterm birth prevention, however, a small number of women may benefit from time spent lying horizontal as it may relieve pressure on the cervix. 

Bed-rest can be a highly challenging time for families. Balancing concerns about your baby's health with the day-to-day practicalities of not being able to maintain your usual routine can be emotionally taxing. 

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