If you’ve ever been subjected to the hell that is bed rest during pregnancy, you probably have a pretty accurate depiction of what it feels like to be clinically insane. Sure, maybe for five seconds you thought, “Hey, this will be fun! Netflix and pizza all day errrday!” However, if you’re like most women that have experienced the mental torture that accompanies bed rest, you quickly and regretfully realize that your time just consists of things you do when bed rest starts to make you kind of crazy; things that will (hopefully) save your sanity; things that make bed rest far from a bed of roses.
When your doctor recommends bed rest, chances are there is a serious complication with your pregnancy. That alone is incredibly terrifying. Once you wrap your mind around the fact that your pregnancy isn't going according to "plan," you realize you're also being told that you literally cannot even venture to the bathroom long enough to get your business done, which is nothing if not inconvenient. The worst part? Spending too much time alone with your wandering thoughts will make you seriously question the status of your mental state. Pregnancy can be daunting for any woman, but it's especially difficult for someone with a high risk pregnancy who has been placed on bedrest and forced to contemplate the "what ifs." Boredom is going to eventually overtake one's sanity and drive them straight to crazy town, so the majority of one's time spent on bed rest is combating boredom and the random thoughts that come along with it.
So, with that in mind, here are some of the strangest (or not to strange, depending on how you look at it) things women do when they're on best rest. The devil you know beats the devil you don't, so anything to push those weird thoughts aside is considered a win. yes, even the strange things.