Deconditioning During Bed Rest Can Lead To POTS After Childbirth. Here's What You Need To Know
According to the Cleveland Clinic, bed rest is prescribed for nearly 20% of women in pregnancy for various medical reasons including preeclampsia, incompetent cervix, premature labor, and vaginal bleeding. And while bed rest can help both baby and mother, the inactivity of being on bed rest can lead to problems after delivery due to deconditioning, particularly a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or POTS for short. POTS is nicknamed the fainting disease.