Bed Rest to Prevent Preterm Birth Both Ineffective and Harmful

by | Jul 8, 2013 | Pregnancy Issues and Concerns

In this guest post for Lamaze’s “Connecting the Dots,” I reviewed the research on the effectiveness of prescribing bed rest for women threatening premature labor. As the spoiler in the post’s title makes clear, research finds it to be ineffective, and it’s not harmless.

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