Pregnant Snorers have Higher Risk of C-Sections
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Pregnant women who snore at least three times a week have a higher risk of delivering their baby by Cesarean birth and at lower birth weights.
Researchers at the University of Michigan studied over 1,600 pregnant women between 2007 and 2010, 35 percent of whom reported to be habitual snorers. They found mothers who snored before and during pregnancy had the highest risk of poor delivery outcomes, which include low birth weight and elective C-sections, while mothers who only started snoring during pregnancy had a higher risk of C-section births than women who did not snore at all. Chronic snoring moms were two-thirds more likely to have a baby whose weight was in the lowest 10 percent than non-snorers. Snoring is associated with lower blood-oxygen levels, which may indicate the harm to unborn children.
For more information, go to: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201310/pregnant-women-who-snore-higher-risk-c-sections-delivering
SOURCE: Sleep, November 2013
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