Doctors told how the sleeping position of pregnant women affects the health of the child
British scientists from the University of Huddersfield have established how the posture in which his mother slept during pregnancy affects the health of the unborn baby.
Experts are convinced that there is a direct link between the sleeping position and the health of the unborn child.
Academics carried out scientific work, which combined information from the UK, Australia, USA and New Zealand.
In addition, approximately 2 thousand pregnant women took part in the study.
As a result, it turned out that expectant mothers who like to sleep on their backs after 28 weeks had a 2.6-fold increased chance of having a dead baby.
Most interestingly, this probability was not tied to other risk factors.
The fact is that in this position, the weight of the uterus puts pressure on the baby and thereby reduces the flow of blood to it.
Doctors advise pregnant women to sleep on their side for up to 20 weeks.