THE INDEPENDENT: Sleeping on your back more than doubles risk of stillbirth, study suggests

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Release date: 20/11/2017

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Mothers who sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have a stillbirth, scientists have found.

 

The study, one of the largest to date, found sleeping on your back was associated with a 2.3-fold increase in risk compared to going to sleep on your side.

But other habits such as rarely getting up to use the toilet during the night, and napping every day, were also linked to increased risk.

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TitleSleeping on your back more than doubles risk of stillbirth, study suggests
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/17
DescriptionMothers who sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have a stillbirth, scientists have found.

The study, one of the largest to date, found sleeping on your back was associated with a 2.3-fold increase in risk compared to going to sleep on your side.

But other habits such as rarely getting up to use the toilet during the night, and napping every day, were also linked to increased risk.
URLwww.independent.co.uk/news/health/stillbirth-sleeping-on-back-risk-increase-women-pregnancy-baby-study-manchester-bjog-rcog-a8064966.html
PersonsAlexander Heazell