What is the role of bedrest in the management of preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Although bedrest has been recommended in women with preeclampsia, little evidence supports its benefit. In fact, prolonged bed rest during pregnancy increases the risk of thromboembolism.


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