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Does maternal sleep position affect risk of stillbirth?

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Encourage pregnant patients to not go to sleep in the supine position, especially those who:

  • are obese
  • have medical complications of pregnancy
  • have a history of prior stillbirth
  • smoke
  • are of advanced maternal age


 

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Citation: Heazell HE, et al. Association between maternal sleep practices and late stillbirth – findings from a stillbirth case-control study. Published online November 20, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14967.

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