Being Pregnant and on Bed Rest Just Got a Little Easier!

woman reading on couch

There’s nothing more exciting than preparing for the birth of a child. Pregnancy in itself is a miracle, and it’s a time worth cherishing! But at the same time, pregnancy can really take a toll on your body. Swelling, fatigue, and not to mention an ever-growing belly can all have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. Higher risk pregnancies may even require you to be put on bed rest to ensure you and your baby remain healthy.

If you’ve been put on bed rest or modified bed rest by your doctor, one of the most important things to focus on is being comfortable and relaxing as much as possible. But if you’re like most expectant mothers, you’ve got tons of things you want to get done before the baby arrives.

Being on bed rest during pregnancy can be a struggle. No one likes to feel as if they have to depend on others for the simplest of things! The good news is that there is a product that will make surviving bed rest much easier. Introducing the atHand® Overbed Table System.

Bed Rest and Pregnancy With an Overbed Table System

The atHand® Overbed Table System is much more than just a tray that holds items. This overbed lap desk and writing table is designed to allow you to maintain your independence throughout your bed rest pregnancy. By having everything you need within reach, you don’t have to constantly ask for help or risk getting up to grab “just one little thing.”

In addition, using a fully adjustable lap desk prevents back strain and neck pain by having your laptop or tablet at the perfect viewing and typing height. The atHand overbed table stores everything within easy reach that you need to rest comfortably and be productive from your bed or recliner.

Many professionals recommend an overbed lap desk for pregnant women to reduce the weight and heat of laptop use. A cushioned lap desk that rests right on your belly is heavy and may expose your child to additional heat and the minute magnetic fields associated with all electronics. While there is no solid evidence suggesting that laptop heat and electromagnetic noise are harmful to a developing child,1 many women choose to keep their computer off their lap for comfort and peace of mind.

Combining the features of high-end hospital bedside tables and conventional lap desks with storage, the atHand® Overbed Table System also offers all sorts of luxury features that make being on bed rest a lot safer, convenient, and comfortable, including drawers, shelves, and charging outlets. This way you can relax in place, work when you wish, and rest until your new bundle of joy arrives!

What can you do while on bed rest? With the atHand® Overbed Table System, the options are endless:

  • Read a book or listen to audiobooks and music
  • Work remotely or volunteer for online tasks
  • Shop online for all your baby needs
  • Binge watch your favorite programs
  • Study or practice a developing skill
  • Write a lullaby or story for your child
  • Work on crafts or start a scrapbook
  • Video conference with colleagues, family, and friends—from a flattering camera height!
  • Develop the perfect new mother to-do list, and a honey-do list for your partner or helper

Everything You Need During Bed Rest at Your Fingertips

This table offers everything you could ever need. It has a sturdy surface that you can use for eating, drinking, or using a laptop or mobile device. The atHand® Overbed Table System also offers other features, including:

  • Integrated lighting
  • Power outlets
  • USB ports
  • Storage drawer and shelf
pregnant woman with laptop and cup of tea

Another benefit of this table is that it’s mobile and easy to move. This way when you need to get off the couch or out of bed, you can freely move around without having to strain to move the table. And once you are back on your feet again, you can use your table for everything from holding diapers, changing supplies, bottles and breast pumps, or doing work in bed while nursing. When your child is grown you will find unlimited uses for this table, even using it as a tray for chicken noodle soup on sick days. The uses of the atHand® Overbed Table System grows with your family!

Seeing You Through Bed Rest and Pregnancy and Beyond

While you may want to nest, meal prep, and get your baby’s bedroom ready to go, you’ll also want to take some time to set up your bed rest survival kit. Don’t sit and wonder what to do on bed rest! Instead, invest in one of our atHand® Overbed Table Systems and be ready for a better bed rest and baby care in the weeks and months to come!


  1. https://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/ask-heidi/week-22/laptop.aspx