baby bottleBy Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Are you pregnant or do you know someone who is? A new study about temperature and the risk of stillbirth is fascinating and worth reading...
My dears, here's some interesting health news to file away if you're pregnant (or maybe if you just have baby fever!): According to a new study by Australian researchers, increased temperature, particularly before 28 weeks of pregnancy, may increase the risk of stillbirth. And, by increased temperatures, they mean anything that sends your body temperature spiking (think: prolonged exposure to very hot weather, taking hot baths or hanging in hot tubs, etc.).
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The researchers aren't sure why this is the case, but hope that pregnant women and OBGYN's will take note of the findings of their robust (100,000+ women were followed over the course of four years) study. Of course, more research is definitely needed to better provide concrete recommendations to women about body temperature and pregnancy.
Seems like a good idea to play it safe and keep your cool while pregnant, though, right?
Are you pregnant? Thoughts on this news?
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