Actually, why do many doctors recommend bed rest? Most of the complications that occur in pregnancy, in fact, this bed rest can help your body get the best chance of returning to normal. Bed rest can also reduce stress experienced by pregnant women, and lower your blood pressure again. It can also reduce the heavy work that is often done by pregnant women, thereby reducing bleeding or reducing the incidence of preterm birth. When you are required to do bed rest, you should use this time to get complete rest. Pregnancy consists of the first trimester, second trimester and third trimester. Each trimester has its own uniqueness that can make your emotions change. It is better if you pay attention to the condition in the first trimester, because it is not impossible that problems in your pregnancy will occur, in addition to experiencing changes in the body, hormonal changes can also disturb your physically and emotionally. Your emotions are not controlled, it will worsen the condition of your pregnancy which is already disturbed.
Women who are required to run bed rest usually experience psychological conditions in the form of:
1. Concern and anxiety experienced by pregnant women about the continuity of the baby in the womb.
2. Having feelings of guilt towards yourself for ignoring the advice of doctors not to work too hard or even ignoring the prohibition of fasting.
3. When the bes rest has to be done for a very long period of time, there is a feeling of isolation. Actually, the bed rest itself is not much different from being treated in a hospital. But the difference is that the rest itself is done at home.
4. You are required not to move too much, you are even required to keep lying down so that it makes you bored.
5. Bed rest makes you feel helpless because you are not allowed to work even to take care of your young child.
So that you don’t feel bored when you are running a bed rest, it’s a good idea to do light activities on your bed. Like reading your favorite book. Besides that you can also start learning to write. Like you write down experiences during your pregnancy and document your pregnancy process. Another thing you can do is find friends who are pregnant in online groups so that you can discuss and seek support so you can undergo the bed rest. That way you will not feel bored and feel yourself running the bed rest.