Pregnant women who sleep on their backs during their third trimester are more than TWICE as likely to suffer a stillbirth, according to the largest study of its kind



Pregnant women who sleep on their backs during their third trimester are more than twice as likely to suffer a stillbirth, according to the largest study of its kind.
There would be a 3.7 per cent decrease in stillbirths if all pregnant women in the UK slept on their sides during their final trimester, the study estimates.
Previous research reveals babies' heart rates are less active when their mothers sleep on their backs, which may be due to the weight of the foetuses putting pressure on blood vessels and therefore restricting the infants' oxygen supply.
Lead author Professor Alexander... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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