Pregnant Women Who Sleep on Their Backs at Risk Five-fold Higher Birth Weight Babies are Small Park Two
Pregnant women who sleep on their backs at risk five-fold higher birth weight babies are small.
Previously there was a study that links between maternal sleep position and risk of stillbirth in New Zealand. According to researchers, these risks also experienced by women living in developing countries.
“In order to avoid the death of a fetus in the womb or during delivery, pregnant women need to change his position,” said Louise O’Brien, chief author of the study from the University of Michigan, told the Daily Mail.
Best sleeping position for a pregnant woman is sideways. Because this position is able to increase blood flow to the placenta.
Meanwhile, sleep on your back during pregnancy makes the veins that carry blood to the heart becomes blocked. That is the main cause of stillbirth due to a habit of sleeping on your back.