Make the most of bedrest with our tips
I’m a foodie/control freak, so letting my husband do the grocery shopping and meals killed me! I emailed him recipes to experiment with and used a grocery delivery website to lighten his load. Also I kept a small cooler of healthy snacks within reach. One good thing about bedrest is you can’t reach the junk food cupboard, so when you do indulge, it is well planned!
Added bonus: Before bedrest my husband only knew how to make fajitas and burnt spaghetti, after bedrest my husband’s making coq au vin!
Sedentary bowel factor
OK, no one wants to talk about it but here’s the deal: Bedrest = bowel trouble. So eat roughage, prunes, bran and probiotics and drink tons of water and prune juice till the cows come home! Straining can be dangerous — beware! You’ve been told!
As frustrating and isolating as bedrest can be at times, keep in mind that you are never alone and even though it may seem like it, it’s not forever! Bedrest was the most important thing I’ve ever done and clearly it works... case in point my two beautiful kids, Spence (born at 40 weeks) and Tess (born at 27.5 weeks)!
Jack Hourigan is the proud Mum of two, a Second City Alum and the host of What’s Cooking on CityTV, check out her “You Don’t Know Jack” blog on www.Cityline.ca and follow her on Twitter