Sometimes, bed rest during pregnancy is prescribed to keep you and your baby healthy. Whether you’re on bed rest for a short or extended period of time, you might be wondering about ways to keep busy. The good news is that there are many safe and fun options for keeping your mind and body occupied.
An Environment You Love
Now that you’ll be spending more time there, you’ll want to make sure you love your bedroom. Ensure that healthy, natural light enters as much as possible and, if the weather’s good, open the windows for fresh air. Play your favorite music to keep you motivated, and then get started with planning.
Create a Daily Schedule
Bed rest can make it feel like someone else is in control, but, by creating a schedule of things to do, you are reminded every day that you’re in charge. Make sure your routine includes getting up, changing into comfortable clothes, and enjoying a healthy and delicious breakfast before tackling that day’s to-do list.
Of course, it can’t be all work and no play, so don’t forget to schedule some downtime during your day just for relaxing and pampering yourself.
Finish Back Burner Projects
Whatever’s on your craft project list, bed rest can be the perfect time to get it done. If there are a few projects pending, you can keep things interesting by scheduling them on alternating days so you’re always working on something different.
There’s a lot of volunteer work that can be done from your bed. Call your favorite charity and ask if they need help answering emails, making calls or putting mail-out packages together. It’ll keep you busy and will also allow you to contribute to your community by helping those in need.
Prepare for Your New Arrival
While on modified bed rest during pregnancy, you can prepare for your baby by creating a birth plan, making a list of what you’ll need for the hospital, and even planning your baby shower. Of course, all of this can be a lot more fun when you have help, which leads us to our next tip.
Invite Friends Over
You can get lots of great ideas—plus have loads of fun—when you invite your friends over. Ask them for help with your shower and baby preparations and to bring some food with them. That way, you can enjoy each other’s company over a meal and get things done too.
It’s likely that you won’t be allowed to lift or do anything else that’s too strenuous while on bed rest. Therefore, it will be important to have everything you need within reach so that you’re as comfortable as possible.
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