"Therapeutic" bed rest in pregnancy: unethical and unsupported by data.

@article{McCall2013TherapeuticBR,
  title={"Therapeutic" bed rest in pregnancy: unethical and unsupported by data.},
  author={Christina A. McCall and David A. Grimes and Anne Drapkin Lyerly},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={121 6},
  pages={
          1305-8
        }
}
  • Christina A. McCall, David A. Grimes, Anne Drapkin Lyerly
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • "Therapeutic" bed rest continues to be used widely, despite evidence of no benefit and known harms. In this commentary, we summarize the Cochrane reviews of bed rest and propose an ethical argument for discontinuing this practice. Cochrane systematic reviews do not support "therapeutic" bed rest for threatened abortion, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm birth, multiple gestations, or impaired fetal growth. This assessment has been echoed in other comprehensive reviews. Prescribing bed rest is… CONTINUE READING

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