Thursday, April 07, 2005

Those Week 20 Restrictions

A few people have been emailing and asking about the restrictions that the doctor placed on me at week 20. Here's a list of them.

No more grocery shopping. This is not allowed because of the amount of walking it takes. We used to grocery shop together at Walmart, but now the husband takes care of that. I did try out the motorized carts they have available, but they are too slow. In the time it takes to go two aisles, my husband was halfway across the store. Using one of those things would make grocery shopping a day long adventure.

Limited walking. As mentioned above. This covers lots of things I used to normally do. When I go out now, I have to park closer and walk less. A lot less.

Limited stair use. We live in a 2 story house. I'm allowed one time down and one time up in a day. That's all. I try not to climb stairs anywhere else either.

Limited amount of time standing. I try to sit or lay down as much as possible. I teach part-time at a university and most of my lectures are now given from a chair.

No more water aerobics. I used to teach water aerobics at the YMCA. I can't teach now and I probably miss that the most.

Lots of rest. Most of the time I try to sit or lay on the couch. It sounds like fun, but it really isn't.

All of these changes took a bit of time to get used to, although I can say I'm probably still not used to them. It's all worth it though to try and limit anything that could potentially cause preterm labor.

1 comment:

pregnancyweekly said...

I wish as we are resting, we could make that rest into a reserve that we could tap into when the baby arrives...or in your case...when the babies arrive. :) Sleep deprivation is not fun.