Working in night shifts during pregnancy is considered fun by some pregnant women. As it gives them freedom to interact with friends and relatives during the day. But women who are working at night shift need to take extra care of them.
According to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Reuters Health, pregnant women who work in night shift are at greater risk of premature delivery in comparison to those who work in day shifts. This study examined 1,900 pregnant women from North Carolina. Some of them worked in day shift and the others in night.
In another study conducted in Denmark studied relation between pregnancy and work in night shifts. Results stated that pregnant woman who work in night shift are at increased risk of miscarriage or stillbirth. Other factors such as age, smoking habits as well as physical demands of their job were also taken into consideration.
It is better to avoid night shifts during pregnancy but still if you opt to work at night then keep rest of your routine as simple and as healthy as possible.
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