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Scientists told why pregnant women should not sleep on their backs

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04/12/2019

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Researchers at Huddersfield University have demonstrated that expectant women are able to reduce the risk of stillbirth when they sleep on their side and not on their backs.

It is noted that this is the first of its kind study, which deals with the sleep patterns of pregnant women as risk factors for stillbirth.

In the scientific experiment, 851 women took part, who had a stillbirth in history, and 2,257 women with continuing pregnancy.

As a result, it was found that sleeping on the back after 28 weeks of gestation increases the risk of stillbirth almost 2.6 times.

The author of the study, Tomasina Stacey, emphasized that a long decent number of pregnant women who sleep on their backs are at higher risk, since the weight of the uterus can reduce the blood flow to the baby.

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