The recommendation to go on bedrest for your pregnancy carries with it a lot of weight.
It's not just about quitting your job or working from home or not being able to care for your other children. It's also about realizing that things are precarious enough that restricting your movements is best for the safety of your baby.
And that reality is scary!
When you're left on your own all day, your mind starts wandering. You start wondering what every twinge means. Is this it? Am I in labor? Is the baby coming?
Or am I just being paranoid?