I'm 11 weeks 3 days, and Yesterday I had brown discharge all day and my Dr told me to take today off work to rest. I've just been lying on the lounge all day, but wondering whether it's ok to prepare dinner tonight, like is there some kind of time limit to how long I should be on my feet while resting ? The annoying thing is that I feel great today so would love to give the house a big clean, but obviously I know that's not resting haha!
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01-08-2012 10:36 #1
Dr told me to rest - how much is enough?
01-08-2012 10:39 #2Bubhub Ambassador - tongue in cheek
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It depends on what your doctor said. Did he say 'rest' or 'bed rest'? If he said 'bed rest' no it is not okay to prepare dinner.
What kind of work do you do? Is it physical or stressful?
Rest doesn't just mean physically taking it easy, it means mentally taking it easy aswell. I
01-08-2012 10:46 #3
No the doctor didn't say bed rest, just rest.
I work in an office so am sitting down all day. Physically it's fine but it's sometimes mentally tiring.
01-08-2012 11:43 #4
It is entirely up to you. If i were you i'd be taking doctor's orders for this one and sit on my bum as much as i can. If anything should happen for the worst *touch wood* id be kicking myself and hating myself for not taking it easy when i was told to. Take advantage of this rest period because once bub's is here, believe me you dont have time to scratch yourself let alone think about preparing dinner nor have the energy left over for housework.
Housework doesnt go anywhere. Listen to your body - it is telling you something so tune in and take care of it.
I am very good at tuning into my body with this 2nd pregnancy. When a bad spell hits me - and it really hits me with fatigue, belly aches pains and headache
all at once without warning! It usually takes me 2-3 days to feel ok again. If i feel better day 2, i take it reall easy - no work, no shower, stay in pj's, quiet play with dd all day and i nap when she does. Day 3 im usually ok but i make sure im well rested, hydrated and eating properly. Housework can go to hell on my bad days. My baby is so much more important.
You are growing a baby - you body is supporting two of you now and going thru alot of changes. Look after yourself please.
Goodluck with your pregnancy and all the best
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01-08-2012 11:48 #5Junior Member
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I can not stress enough to rest.
If doctor says to rest you rest. Do not prepare dinner put your feet up lay on the lounge and don't move.
I had spotting in my pregnancy and was told to rest also and I didn't.
The further you get alone the more you will need to rest so get your OH to start helping you.
01-08-2012 11:49 #6
The housework isn't going anywhere, sit on your bum and rest
01-08-2012 14:28 #7
Thanks for the advice, I've taken it on board and have only got up to go to the bathroom or get food / drink. Unfortunately the spotting is still happening (brown though) so have an ultrasound booked for 4:30. Let's hope everything is ok!
01-08-2012 15:28 #8
01-08-2012 16:18 #9
Just got back from my ultrasound, saw bub literally bouncing around and waving and heard a big strong heartbeat. The ultrasound lady said the bleeding could have been a burst cyst on my ovary or just my placenta being pulled up with my cervix or something, but couldn't see anything at all wrong with bubba :-)
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01-08-2012 16:48 #10
That's great news!
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