Reasons for bed rest

OBGYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains the various reasons why a doctor may put a pregnant woman on bed rest, and how bed rest helps to treat various issues women may face during pregnancy
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Some of the reasons the doctor may put you on bed rest have to do with history of preterm labor, preterm labor, low or high blood pressure, an excessive amount of amniotic fluid, poor fetal growth, hypertension of pregnancy, or if you are not gaining enough weight. The idea is to put you on bed rest so it minimizes blood flow that could be taken away from the fetus, and it also minimizes the uterus from contracting.

OBGYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains the various reasons why a doctor may put a pregnant woman on bed rest, and how bed rest helps to treat various issues women may face during pregnancy

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Sheryl Ross, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Sheryl A. Ross, MD, received her OB/GYN training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and she was honored with two teaching awards as a senior medical resident. She was a medical consultant on the books Expecting Fitness and Two at a Time.  She also has appeared on MTV, consulted for Fit Pregnancy, People, In Touch, and Shape Magazine. She has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California for the past 20 years. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Ross was the President of the Upper and Middle Division of Brentwood School and has been on the board of Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles, for three years. She is married and has three children.

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