Even before I had a cerclage placed, my perinatologist (also known as a MFM) asked me to go on complete pelvic rest to avoid anything that might irritate or infect the cervix/uterus. I’ve had both pPROM and early effacement along with preterm labor in 2 past pregnancies, so she decided to have me avoid anything that might cause trauma.
And I mean anything.
After going home and doing further research, I went back the next week armed with more specific questions.
- Could I lift things? How much?
- Could my husband and I be intimate at all?
- Was I able to exercise? How often and what kinds?
All these and more were answered so I knew just what to expect from myself and how to ask others to help me in the months to come.
Read on to learn 6 things you might expect if you’re placed on pelvic rest for pregnancy.
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This post is not intended to provide or be substituted for medical advice. Always consult your doctor with any questions about your pregnancy.
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