Mamas on Bedrest: The Home Stretch!

January 28th, 2013

As I am easing back into exercising after my bout with the flu, I’ve been amazed at how stiff and deconditioned my body has become after just 4-5 days in bed. This really brought me back into the world of Mamas on Bedrest. Some Mamas on Bedrest spend as much as 18-20 weeks or more on bed rest during their pregnancies. Is it any wonder that many Mamas on Bedrest end up with assisted vaginal deliveries or cesarean sections?

Regardless of the mode of delivery, after a long period of inactivity (or very limited activity) Mamas on Bedrest are going to be plagued with various aches, pains and musculskeletal irregularities as they emerge from their bed rest tenures. In an effort to decrease the physical shock to the body, Bedrest Coach Darline Turner takes mamas through a short lower body stretch. This stretch can be done daily (with consent from your obstetrician or midwife!) and will begin the process of waking up your dormant, deconditioned lower body.

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