Sleep and pregnancy – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Pregnancy can affect sleep.
Twery: Many people recognize that there is a certain amount of discomfort that comes with being pregnant and that’s perfectly natural.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery at the NIH says researchers have learned that all the hormonal changes and weight changes that go along with pregnancy can have an impact.
Twery: These conditions can contribute to their own categories of sleep problem.
Narrator: And sleep problems may contribute to the risk of pregnancy complications. He emphasizes the importance of pregnant women working with their doctors to protect their health and that of their unborn child. For more on sleep and pregnancy, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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