Restful sleep in late pregnancy may not come to all, but if it does, make sure you’re sleeping on your side.

A new study that monitored unborn babies overnight found that sleeping on your back in late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus.

Published in The Journal of Physiology, the results of this study indicate that sleep position and an increased risk in late stillbirth are related. When the mother slept on her back, the fetus became less active. Proper sleep positioning is hence important as fetal activity is one indication of the baby’s wellbeing.

Read more about this study in this Science Daily article:

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