A 37-year-old member asked:
Why do women have to go on bed rest in pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
6.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Bed rest: Often, it's because they are at risk of losing the baby. A common reason is because of an incompetent cervix, where the cervix prematurely opens and could allow baby to descent too early down the birth canal. Other causes could be the connection of the placenta to the uterus or it's location. There are many more reasons, but these are a couple of common ones.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 29, 2013
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