Third Trimester

New Study Links Preterm Birth With Sleep Disorders

Getting Better Sleep When Pregnant and Avoiding Preterm Birth

Gaining a better sense of comfort and rest at night isn't always easy. With studies showing the relation between preterm birth and sleep disorders, pinpointing exact causes can be more of an issue than ever. While there is no certain way to prevent preterm birth, researchers have suggested that getting enough sleep during the pregnancy could be a step in the right direction. More research is needed before delving into the development of sleep and how preterm infants might also sleep. After birth, preterm infants have been found to sleep less soundly than babies delivered at full term. Children born at full term have been reported to not only gain better sleep, but have fewer issues in the area of psychological development.