Connection between low birthweight babies and mother's snoring

By WEEK Reporter

Connection between low birthweight babies and mother's snoring

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM CDT

MICHIGAN -- Pregnant women who snore are more likely to give birth to low birthweight babies, and require a c-section.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studied 1,600 pregant women -- a third of whom reported regular snoring.

They found moms who snored before and during pregnancy were two-thirds more likely to have a baby born below the tenth percentile for weight. That means ninety percent of babies weigh more than them.

They were also two times more likely to have an elective c-section.

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