Pregnant women can actually move as usual, as long as they are not too tired and have enough rest. However, there are several conditions that require pregnant women to rest more, sometimes even having to lie in bed all day.
Actually, during a healthy pregnancy, doctors will not limit the activity of pregnant women. Pregnant women can still do various activities, as long as they are not excessive.
However, if the doctor detects that there are complications in pregnancy that can harm Pregnant Women or Little in the womb, the doctor will recommend Pregnant Women to reduce activity. If the condition is severe enough, Bumil is even required to lie down a lot.
5 These Conditions Require Pregnant Women to Rest
Conditions that Require Pregnant Women to Rest
The following are conditions that require pregnant women to rest more:
1. Preeclampsia and eclampsia
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication which is characterized by high blood pressure, the presence of protein in the urine, and swelling in the body parts of pregnant women, especially the legs. If this condition is not treated immediately, it can develop into eclampsia.
Pregnant women with eclampsia will experience seizures accompanied by decreased consciousness. This condition requires immediate medical treatment because it can threaten the lives of both mother and fetus.
2. Vaginal bleeding
Vaginal bleeding that occurs in the first trimester is generally not something serious, although it still needs to be seen by a doctor. However, if bleeding often occurs, especially in the second and third trimesters, this could be a sign of pregnancy complications.
Vaginal bleeding that often occurs, in large quantities, or accompanied by abdominal pain can be a sign that pregnant women will experience miscarriage or premature labor.
3. Placental disorders
The placenta or placenta plays an important role in maintaining the health of the fetus. Through the placenta, the fetus can get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to grow and develop.
If the placenta is disturbed, the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus will also be disrupted. Some disorders or abnormalities that can occur in the placenta are:
Placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta covers part or all of the birth canal.
Placenta accreta, a condition in which placental blood vessels or parts of the placenta grow too deep in the uterine wall.
Abruptio placenta or abruptio placenta, a condition in which the placenta is separated from the inner uterine wall before labor takes place.
4. Cervical incompetence (weak cervix)
As the gestational age increases, the weight of the fetus will increase and compress the cervix. If the condition of the cervix is weak, this pressure can cause the cervix to open before the fetus is ready to be born. Weak cervix can cause premature birth or miscarriage.
5. History of miscarriage or premature delivery
If Bumil has had a miscarriage or premature birth before, the doctor will recommend Bumil to rest more, because Bumil has the possibility to experience it again in the current pregnancy.
The conditions above indeed require pregnant women to rest more. However, everything returned to the consideration of doctors. Some pregnant women may be prohibited from engaging in various activities, while others may still carry out activities as usual, but are a little restricted.
If Bumil is asked by a doctor to lie down a lot, so that she doesn’t get bored, Bumil can fill her time by reading books, watching favorite movies, or just taking a leisurely walk in the house. But beforehand, ask your doctor about the limits of activities that are still safe for pregnant women to do.
Also make sure Pregnant Women routinely go to a gynecologist so that the health of Pregnant Women and Children in the womb can continue to be monitored. In addition, it is important to listen to signals from Bumil’s own body. When you feel tired, get some rest immediately.
Last updated: December 18, 2019
Reviewed by: dr. Marianti