Is it true that pregnant women sleep on their backs endanger the lives of the fetus?
However, the results of a recent study in New Zealand showed that the supine position associated with higher stillbirths in high-income countries.
Senior author of the research, Louise O’Brien, from the University of Michigan, said, “If pregnant women sleeping position plays a role in stillbirths, it would be nice if a simple approach to the women in increasing the birth rate,” he said.
“In Ghana, inexpensive intervention needs to be done to increase the birth rate,” O’Brien added, as quoted by the Telegraph website edition March 27, 2013.
According to him, encouraging women to avoid the supine position is an inexpensive method to reduce infant mortality in Ghana and other low-income countries.