bed restBed rest is often recommended in various medical situations. For instance, many fertility clinics advise surrogates to observe 48-72 hours of bed rest post-transfer to ensure the safety of the embryo. Pregnant individuals may also be advised to extend this period due to specific medical conditions. While the idea of bed rest sounds appealing initially, it can become monotonous over time. At first, it might be enjoyable catching up on social media, emails, or reading that long-awaited book. However, the novelty wears off quickly.

Here are ten suggestions for passing the time:

  1. Netflix or Other Streaming Services: Dive into a plethora of shows on any one of the many available streaming services that are now available.
  2. Video Calls: Stay connected with friends and family through FaceTime, Skype, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp, ensuring good lighting for virtual conversations.
  3. Food Delivery Apps: If meal-prep wasn’t feasible, look into food delivery apps such as DoorDash and Uber Eats so you can still enjoy your favorite meals from local restaurants without leaving your bed.
  4. Reading: Lose yourself in the world of books, a timeless pastime that requires only your imagination. You can also opt for audiobooks through apps like Audible, or if you have a Spotify Premium plan, you get 15 hours of free audiobook credits per month.
  5. Tablet Time: Explore the vast realm of the internet, from Pinterest’s endless inspiration to engaging games and informative apps.
  6. Pamper Yourself: Treat yourself to small indulgences that bring comfort and joy during your downtime.
  7. Naps: Embrace the opportunity for daytime naps, but be mindful of excessive napping affecting nighttime sleep.
  8. Online Shopping: Exercise caution while indulging in online shopping, using it for research or creating wishlists for future purchases.

Regardless of how you choose to spend your time, prioritize comfort and relaxation. If you have any questions about your surrogacy journey, please don’t hesitate to contact  Shared Conception at 713-622-1144.