Bed rest is often associated with pregnancy in the later stages, and can help alleviate certain complications. Typically bed rest is a normal process, and not a condition that should stress or worry a soon to be mom. Bed rest can mean everything from taking it easy, to total confinement to bed.
If you or a mom-to-be in your life has recently been confined to bed rest, an extra hand around the house may be just the thing she needs. Here are 7 things an in home caregiver can help out with, and make her life just a little less stressful during this time in her life.
1. Cooking. Being pregnant means you’re eating for two. But when you can’t stand on your feet to do the grocery shopping, or to cook nutritious meals, it can leave you worried. An in-home care provider can help with everything from shopping for the groceries, to fixing a well-balanced meal, to clean up duties after the meal.
2. Light housework. The last thing you need is to ignore the household chores during the last few weeks of pregnancy; then become overwhelmed with your to-do list once the baby arrives. An in-home care provider can stay on top of everything, and keep your house in top shape.
3. Driving. Need help to and from doctors’ appointments? An in-home care provider can take you from door to door, and get you safely in and out in no time.
4. From showers to new baby gifts, there’s a ton of thank you notes to get out. An in-home care provider can put all the supplies at your finger tips, help you address and stamp the envelopes, and even run everything to the post office.
5. Unpacking and coordinating. Along with a new baby comes new furniture and equipment. An in-home care provider can help you unpack things, and put them in place.
6. Bathing and showering. An extra set of hands around the house those last few weeks may keep you in your home rather than in the hospital. Let someone help keep you safe even with the smallest, or most personal of tasks.
7. Coordinate visitors. If you are on bed rest, the last thing you want to do is get up and down answering the door and telephone calls from family and friends checking in on you. An in-home care provider can organize your visits, and keep you well and safe when it matters the most.