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Lying Position During Pregnancy Could Increase Stillbirths

A new study has found that women who lie on their backs late in their pregnancies could be increasing their risk of stillbirth. Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand say that when an expectant mother rests in a supine position, her unborn baby's heart rate and activity level change, indicating that the fetus is responding by decreasing the amount of oxygen it takes in. Investigators studied 29 healthy women in their third trimester of pregnancy. The women were...

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