New Zealand multi centre stillbirth case-control study
Lesley M. E. McCowan, John M. D. Thompson, Robin S. Cronin, Minglan Li, Tomasina Stacey, Peter R. Stone, Beverley A. Lawton, Alec J. Ekeroma, Edwin, A. Mitchell
CONCLUSION: Supine going-to-sleep position is associated with a 3.7 fold increase in overall late stillbirth risk, independent of other common risk factors. A public health campaign encouraging women not to go-to-sleep supine in the third trimester has potential to reduce late stillbirth by approximately 9%.
The Sydney Stillbirth Study
Adrienne Gordon, FRACP, PhD, Camille Raynes-Greenow, MPH, PhD, Diana Bond, RN,
Jonathan Morris, FRANZCOG, PhD, William Rawlinson, FRACP, PhD, and Heather Jeffery, FRACP, PhDl
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that supine sleep position may be an additional risk for late-pregnancy stillbirth in an already compromised fetus. The clinical management of suspected fetal growth restriction should be investigated further as a means of reducing late stillbirth.
Louise M. O’Brien & Jane Warland