Exercise to do while on bed rest

Julie Gillespie, Author, explains the best exercises to do while on bed rest during pregnancy and the importance of getting exercise while on bed rest in order to prevent losing your strength
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Exercise to do while on bed rest

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When a woman is on bed rest with triplets, there are exercises she can do in bed to maintain her strength. Otherwise, she’ll lose 2% of her overall strength every day that she’s in bed. It’d be helpful if you had a physical therapist who specializes in woman’s health to come to your house and teach you these exercises. Or you can go online – there are organizations such as sidelines.org – that post daily blogs and have chat rooms for other moms who are on bed rest and post exercises. The most important thing to not do is hold your breath. You always want to breath. And the muscle groups you want to think about getting stronger are your arms, because you’re going to be using them to change diapers, to lift babies and putting bottles or nurse babies. So keep those things in mind and good luck.

Julie Gillespie, Author, explains the best exercises to do while on bed rest during pregnancy and the importance of getting exercise while on bed rest in order to prevent losing your strength

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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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