I only spent five days on bedrest during my pregnancy and you know what? That was enough for me. While the first day may seem enjoyable, luxurious almost, it can get old really fast. Especially when you start thinking of the to-do list that’s not being finished and how your instinct to nest is going to make you go crazy. Finding things to do while you’re on bedrest can seem impossible, especially if your restrictions are super intense and you can’t even make it to the kitchen.
But don’t let a horizontal placement self get you down. For one thing, if your doctor has placed you on bedrest, they have a good reason. As the American Pregnancy Association notes, complications like high blood pressure or vaginal bleeding are just two common reasons why a woman may be prescribed bedrest. It can be incredibly frustrating, but when you remember that it’s for the good of you and your baby, you might feel a little bit better about the whole ordeal. Although you’re stuck in bed, that doesn’t mean you need to stare at your ceiling fan all day. There are 11 things you can do while you’re on bedrest that can help you relax, prepare for your baby, and enjoy your down time. (Trust me, you won’t have much in a few months.) Think of your bedrest as just something else you need to deal with during pregnancy like heartburn or hip pain. Except this one comes with Netflix.