Sleeping On Your Right Side While Pregnant Slightly Increases Risk Of Stillbirth
Research recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), suggests that the sleep habits of a mother-to-be may affect stillbirth...
Research recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), suggests that the sleep habits of a mother-to-be may affect stillbirth risk. During this study, researchers attempted to find out if issues such as snoring, sleep position and other sleep practices of pregnant women may be associated with risk of late stillbirth. What the research shows:
- A significant link was found between women who sleep often during the day, or who sleep more than average at night, and late stillbirth risk.
- Pregnant women who slept on their back or on their right side were more likely to experience a late stillbirth compared with women who slept on their left side.
- No link was found between snoring and risk of late stillbirth.
- No relation was found between daytime sleepiness and risk of late stillbirth.
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