Supporting and Educating the Family Experiencing Bedrest During Pregnancy

Johns, Lisa
March 2006
International Journal of Childbirth Education;Mar2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
Each year in the United States, thousands of women are put on bedrest as a result of complications in their pregnancies. Multiple gestations, unexplained bleeding, placenta previa, incompetent cervix, and preterm labor are all indications for bedrest. This article explores the different variations of bedrest prescribed, developing a curriculum for bedrest clients, and how to give them the support they need through this very difficult time.


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