One year ago, during my pregnancy, I had placental abruption and ended up on strict bedrest in the hospital for 5 weeks. It was an extremely difficult situation for me and my family but fortunately everything turned out ok and I delivered my daughter, Eulalie, naturally at full term.
While on bedrest, there were times I was not even allowed to get up to use the bathroom. And had to be taken in a wheelchair anywhere I needed to go (even 15 feet down the hall!). For the first few weeks, I was so exhausted and overwhelmed by this crazy situation that I was content to lie still. But as I began to feel a little better, I wanted to do a bit of yoga to keep my muscles toned so that I wouldn’t be completely wiped out when the baby arrived.
So I developed this bedrest yoga sequence in part to keep ‘moving’ and also to have something to do. If you are on bedrest, please consult your doctor before doing any exercise. Once you get his or her OK, then I hope you benefit from my bedrest yoga sequences. They are gentle but help ease the aches that seem to accumulate over time.
I know how hard it is to be on bedrest. I sincerely hope this sequence helps you feel better and makes the time pass!