bed rest

noun

Definition of bed rest 

: confinement of a sick person to bed

Examples of bed rest in a Sentence

The doctor prescribed bed rest for a month.

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Williams developed life-threatening blood clots in the process and was confined to bed rest for six weeks afterward. Liz Clarke, chicagotribune.com, "Serena Williams is given the No. 25 seed for Wimbledon," 27 June 2018 Research suggests that nearly 20 percent of pregnant women are prescribed bed rest each year, for diagnoses ranging from preeclampsia and preterm labor to simply being pregnant with multiples. Aileen Weintraub, Glamour, "My High-Risk Pregnancy Almost Plunged Me Into Financial Ruin," 11 May 2018 Doctors have over the years prescribed bed rest, pills and, in extreme cases, surgery. Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American, "Forget Pills and Surgery for Back Pain," 1 Oct. 2017 At the time, Mr. Levitt, now 41, had recently sold his tech company and was taking care of his wife, who was on bed rest with a difficult pregnancy, and their toddler. New York Times, "For House Flippers, Reality Meets Reality TV," 15 June 2018 After a miscarriage in 2014, Christina conceived again and was put on bed rest. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Really Led to Christina and Tarek El Moussa's Divorce," 25 June 2018 Doctors found a large hematoma in her abdomen during surgery, and she was placed on bed rest for six weeks. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Serena Williams Reveals Her First Thought After Learning She Was Pregnant: 'How Am I Going to Play?'," 27 Mar. 2018 Taking hormonal birth control pills, smoking, being pregnant, having surgery, and prolonged sitting or bed rest can also increase your risk, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What People With a History of Blood Clots Should Know About Pregnancy," 9 May 2018 For example, physicians long suspected bed rest would be the ideal way to recuperate. Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American, "Forget Pills and Surgery for Back Pain," 1 Oct. 2017

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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bed rest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bed rest

: rest while lying in a bed

bed rest

noun

Medical Definition of bed rest 

: confinement of a sick person to bed

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