Bed rest might not be the best course of action for women dealing with a difficult pregnancy, according to some new research.
FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":
New research suggests the age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies, bed rest, could be harmful.
A study from the NIH of more than 600 women, showed nearly 40% of women who cut activity had a premature baby, compared to just 17% in women who didn't scale back.
Researchers say bed rest increases the risk of blot clots, bone loss, and muscle loss. And there are better treatments to prevent pre-maturity.
Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.