Vivian Hsu confined to bed for hours every day -- and that's not all

12 June 2015 / 1 year 4 months ago

Currently five-months pregnant, 40-year-old Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) is having a difficult pregnancy. Due to cervical incompetence, in which the cervix begins to dilate before her pregnancy has reached full term, Vivian is at significant risk of suffering from a miscarriage.

To correct her cervical incompetence, Vivian underwent surgery recently. Although discharged after 50 days of hospitalization, the surgical procedures caused Vivian’s uterus great stress and the doctor has ordered Vivian to be bed-bound for the rest of her pregnancy.

According to Jayne Stars, besides her daily hygiene routine, Vivian does not leave her bed. Confined to her bed for hours each day, Vivian also has to elevate her legs awkwardly above her head level. This allows greater blood (and oxygen) supply to flow to Vivian’s head. Lying in this position daily is exhausting.

Nevertheless, Vivian has remained positive, leaving a message on her social media account addressed to her future baby, “Hi Baby V, Mommy is eating well and doing all she can every day to support your growth. Mommy knows that you are also working very hard. Let’s both do our best. It’s not easy, but we can do it!”

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