Miscarriages More Likely In Pregnant Women Who Work Nights


Mothers-to-be- who work nightshifts after a certain stage of pregnancy may have a greater chance of having a miscarriage, according to a study in Denmark.

That study, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, says women who are 8 weeks or more pregnant and work at least two-night shifts a week, had a 33% higher risk of miscarrying.

The study was done through almost 28-thousand public service workers doing night work, mainly in hospitals.

The risk increased as women worked more night shifts, and whether they were consecutive shifts and factors included types of light at night and its influence on interrupting circadian rhythm and the production of melatonin. 

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