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What are the advantages of bed rest during pregnancy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bed rest helps your situation by minimizing the need for your blood to provide energy to your body - thus maximizing the blood (and nutrient) delivery to your baby. That's the theory, at least - bed rest may have no benefit, but doctors (like most humans) feel they have to do something for you and this is a pretty benign option.
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