12 Ways to Stay Sane While On Bed Rest

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by Lindsay Hutton

Bed rest during pregnancy is no walk in the park. While it's a necessity for many women in order to have a healthy pregnancy and baby, it can be frustrating to be confined to bed and relying on others. Use these tips to help make your bed rest productive, entertaining, and a little less boring.

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Do Your Research


Just because you can't be up and about doesn't mean you can't prepare for when your little one arrives. There are lots of decisions to make when you're expecting, so take advantage of the downtime to do some thinking.

Start doing your research to find a doctor for your baby and childcare options, if needed. While you're at it, learn about possible delivery scenarios and create your birth plan.

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August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.

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