Bed rest guidelines when pregnant with multiples

Julie Gillespie, Author and Triplet Mom, explains the importance of getting guidelines from your perinatologist when you have a multiple pregnancy regarding bed rest
Bed Rest Guidelines When Pregnant With Twins or Multiples
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Bed rest guidelines when pregnant with multiples

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It's really important to get specific guideline from your perinatologist when you have a multiple pregnancy regarding bed rest. 75% of the parents that have multiples will go on bed rest, the moms that have multiples will go on bed rest. And this usually happens at about 24 weeks gestation on average. And two out of three of them will end up in the hospital. So you want to make sure you forge this relationship with your doctor so that you have a real clear picture of what it is he wants you to do at a certain point. Is it, "I'm gonna be in bed and someone's gonna bring me meals," or, "Can I stand up and make my meals? Can I walk around the bed? Can someone come to my house and do exercises with me?" The end game is that you want to be able to hold these three beautiful children and be as strong as you can. So you always want to know what you can do to make it the best possible pregnancy.

Julie Gillespie, Author and Triplet Mom, explains the importance of getting guidelines from your perinatologist when you have a multiple pregnancy regarding bed rest

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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