Study questions the impacts of bed rest on premature birth

05/22/2013 | Washington Post, The

Bed rest during pregnancy may have little benefit in preventing premature birth, according to the results of a recent study that have prompted calls from specialists for more rigorous research to determine the impact. The latest study involved women with short cervix complications and found 37% of participants who curtailed activities as advised had a premature baby compared with 17% among those who did not change their activity level.

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