How can a pregnant woman on bedrest avoid atrophy and blood clots?

Support hose. Wearing support hose can help decrease blood clotting risk. If it is ok with your doctor, you can do isometric exercises to help maintain muscle tone and improve circulation.
EXERCIZE. There are all kinds of low intensity arm and leg mobility, stretching, strengthening movements. Simple flexing and extending of ankles and knees promote blood flow and venous drainage using the muscle "pump".

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I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT. The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. Read more...

I have a blood clot near my placenta and am 24 weeks pregnant should I be concerned or on bedrest?

Need Monitoring. Whenever you have blood clot near or behind a placenta, you will need regular monitoring with Non Stress Test and ultrasound. Please see a High Risk OB doctor called a perinatologist. You may also need some blood tests. Good Luck! Read more...
Talk to OB MD. You need to ask this question of your treating OB MD who will know the details of the clot and your answer. Read more...

I'm 7w3d pregnant, went for ultrasound today and baby is fine but theres a 14mm blood clot beside the amniotic sac, is it dangerous? I'm on bedrest for 2w

Probably fine. subchorionic hemmohage is very common early on. We wouldn't even know about it if not for high quality ultrasound. As long as the embryo's heartbeat is normal (around 120 bpm) I doubt there is any increased risk of pregnancy loss at all. This is different than a placental abruption which can occur in the third trimester where berest is often recommended. Read more...