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Can I do voluntary bed rest during pregnancy?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/21/2022

Some pregnant women may be tempted to voluntarily take complete rest during pregnancy because they are afraid that any activity they do may affect their pregnancy.

However, it is not necessary for the pregnant woman to restrict her activities in this way. Absolute rest has certain disadvantages and risks such as the appearance of blood clots and muscle atrophy, so it should not be done voluntarily.

In case of any doubt or concern, it is best for the pregnant woman to always consult a specialist.

Read the full article on: When is absolute rest indicated in pregnancy? ( 31).
 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.