Preterm birth may be more likely with bed rest, study suggests

05/14/2013 | USA Today

A review of research found that bed rest is does not help to prevent premature birth and should be considered an unproven treatment that is not prescribed except for research purposes. An analysis of a study of 646 women found that those who scaled back activity were more likely to have premature babies than those who didn't. The research was reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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