Nightshifts May Increase the Risk of Miscarriage During Pregnancy

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UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program Medical Director, Dr. Sheri Belafsky, was recently interviewed by Healthline's Health News. Her expert opinion was solicited to weigh in on the correlation between an increased risk of miscarriage and pregnant women working night shifts, a concern that was researched in the Danish Study.

Dr. Belafsky had advised that further research following the Danish study would be beneficial.

“I was definitely surprised by these results and hope follow-up studies will help pinpoint what exactly it is about night shift work that may increase the risk of miscarriage. This study population was comprised of nurses and physicians, and I’m curious about the type of work they were specifically doing at night,” she told Healthline.

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