What You Need to Know About Snoring and Pregnancy.
How Does Snoring Affect Pregnancy?
Even if you’ve never snored in your life, it’s very possible that you may snore during pregnancy. This is especially true in the third trimester. The combination of pregnancy hormones, swelling, and weight gain give rise to extra tissue around the head and neck which is a common culprit of snoring.
Snoring during pregnancy can be much more than just an annoyance to you and your partner. According to the National Sleep Foundation about “30% of pregnant women snore because of increased swelling in their nasal passages, which can block airways. Snoring can also lead to high blood pressure, which can put both the mother and fetus at risk.”
According to research from the University of Michigan Health System, “Chronic snorers (moms who snored before and during pregnancy) are two thirds more likely to have a baby that’s born below the tenth percentile for babies of the same gestational age (smaller than 90 percent of other babies the same gestation) compared to non-snorers.
They are also more than twice as likely to need an elective C-section.” Some concerns for the soon to be mom are obstructive sleep apnea, gestational diabetes, and postpartum depression.
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