Guidelines for Obstetrical Bedrest
The following guidelines should be followed by our patients who have been placed on bedrest. If your physician or midwife has given other recommendations you should follow those.
- 3 uninterrupted periods of recumbent rest at <90° (bed, couch, recliner, etc.) lasting at least 3 hours each. This is in addition to nighttime sleep.
- House confined
- Bathroom privileges
- No lifting >15lbs.
- Sedentary out-of-house work only without physical exercise beyond stretches.
- When not working, house confined and recumbent 3 hours every 1-hour standing.
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