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Distraction Activities Available to Help Moms-to-Be Cope

Posted on September 11, 2017
Happy Knitters for Moms-to-Be
Knitting, a purposeful distraction activity, is encouraged for moms-to-be as they cope with hospital bed rest.

“Happy Knitting” and Other Purposeful Distraction Activities Available for Moms-to-Be on Hospital Bed Rest

Going through a high-risk pregnancy is stressful enough…tack on hospital bed rest, and moms-to-be often feel helpless. That’s why Fort Sanders Perinatal Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are focusing on overall health and wellness by offering moms purposeful distraction activities to enhance coping abilities and to maintain a sense of normalcy during long hospital stays.

Mothers can participate in programs like “Happy Knitters,” which is meant to encourage mothers through knitting something for their baby – like a blanket – that represents their efforts to create the most healthy pregnancy possible. Other purposeful distraction activities include reading books and magazines, watching movies, and visiting HABIT dogs. And the Perinatal Center and hospital staff continue to research more purposeful distraction activities for their patients.

Learn More

If you’re facing a high-risk pregnancy with a potential for premature labor and delivery, gestational diabetes or other complications, or if you’re finally pregnant after struggling with infertility, you need specialized care for you and your baby. The high-risk prenatal doctors, or perinatologists, at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center have served women in East Tennessee for more than 20 years, providing complete care for high-risk women, especially those 35 years or older, with multiples, pregnancy complications, history of birth defects, and medical problems such as diabetes or hypertension. For excellence in high-risk pregnancy care, women choose Fort Sanders Perinatal Center. Call (865) 331-2020 for more information.

For more information about the maternity services available at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, click here.

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