Sleeping Position Linked to Stillbirth

Women who sleep on their backs in the third trimester increase their risk of experiencing a stillbirth, according to new research.

The study of just over 1,000 women, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found those who sleep on their backs in the third trimester are 2.3 times more likely to have a stillbirth.

The lead author of the study told the BBC pregnant women who wake up on their backs shouldn’t panic, but advises they should worry about how they go to sleep, even when it’s a daytime nap, since that’s the position you spend the most time in.