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bedrest in multiple pregnancy

If you are expecting twins or higher multiples, there is a good chance your obstetrician or perinatologist will restict your activities for at least part of your pregnancy. The more babies you are carrying, the more likely you are to be confined to bed and the lengthier the confinement is likely to be. We hope these suggestions and stories from bedrest survivors help you to make it through!

In order to help you find the advice you need more quickly, the FAQ has undergone a bit of revision. Here's what you'll find:

  • Survival Tactics: General advice to make the time go faster.
  • Feathering the Nest: Suggestions for making your living area as comfortable as possible.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Muscle atrophy, brain atrophy, medications during pregnancy, steroids, etc.
  • Helping a Friend on Bedrest: Everything you can do to help a friend on bedrest, but they were afraid to ask.... Moms on bedrest, this might give you an idea of what to ask for.
  • Bedrest Stories: Personal experiences from Twins List bedrest survivors.
  • House Arrest: More stories, from those who were on modified bedrest.
  • Resources: Online links including other bedrest sites, pregnancy and parenting sites, online groceries, fun activities-- for you and your kids.

Contributors are members of the Twins and Supertwins Mailing List. Except where noted, they are not medical professionals. These suggestions are offered for support, not to replace your doctor's advice.

Please send comments to Lisa.

Signs of Preterm Labor:

  • Diarrhea
  • Low back pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Pelvic pressure
  • An 'intuitive' feeling that something's not right.

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