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What complications are associated with bed rest?

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Dr. Lesley Meister
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Muscular atrophy

Some women placed on strict bedrest, especially those with a cerclage in place, may be told to avoid any straining with their abdominal muscles.
Depending on how long they remain on bedrest, they may develop moderate to severe atrophy of the abdominal core muscle group as well as the legs, buttocks and arms.

In brief: Muscular atrophy

Some women placed on strict bedrest, especially those with a cerclage in place, may be told to avoid any straining with their abdominal muscles.
Depending on how long they remain on bedrest, they may develop moderate to severe atrophy of the abdominal core muscle group as well as the legs, buttocks and arms.
Dr. Lesley Meister
Dr. Lesley Meister
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Dr. Lesley Meister
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Deep Vein Thrombosis

Pregnant women are more prone to forming blood clots in the deep veins of the leg and pelvis, especially with immobility associated with bedrest.

In brief: Deep Vein Thrombosis

Pregnant women are more prone to forming blood clots in the deep veins of the leg and pelvis, especially with immobility associated with bedrest.
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Dr. Lesley Meister
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