Stillbirths and miscarriages are a tragedy for not only mothers but the whole family. Research suggests that out of one million pregnancies in the UK, 25% of them end up in babies’ death before they are born.
What Do Studies Say?
To identify the reasons behind this massive ill-fated rate, we did our research and found several studies that talk about the reasons for stillbirths and miscarriages. While we were structuring the facts, we came across a few risk factors for these occurrences that could be easily solved.
For example, in one study, the researchers interviewed 291 women who had experienced miscarriages and 733 women who had late stillbirths. The mothers who had miscarriages were interviewed after their baby died. On the other hand, mothers who had late stillbirths were interviewed during their pregnancy period when the stillbirths occurred.
The outcome of this detailed research suggested that mothers who went to sleep on their back had at least twice the risk of miscarriages and stillbirths compared with mothers who went to sleep on their sides. Furthermore, it accurately stated that 3.7% of late stillbirths were linked with the supine (on-the-back) position. This study showed that stillbirths were not affected due to the size of the baby or the mother’s weight.
This study is the largest of the four with similar results showing a link between miscarriages and stillbirths with the supine position.
Providing the Solution – ORO Bed Ultimate Sleep System
Sleeping in the supine position during pregnancy is a recently identified and modifiable risk factor for miscarriages and late stillbirths. Advanced studies show that women can halve these risks by sleeping on their sides rather than in the supine position. Considering the facts, we have come forward with the ultimate solution for mothers to avoid these mishappenings – the ORO Bed Ultimate Sleep System. This automatically adjustable bed is explicitly designed to provide maximum comfort and benefits to mothers during their pregnancies, reducing the chances of miscarriages and stillbirths.
Explaining the ORO Bed Ultimate Sleep System
The ORO Bed Ultimate Sleep System has two distinct patented components: ORO Latex Mattress with its pressure Relief Comfort Recess and ORO Automatically Adjustable Bed Base.
The unique Pressure Relief Comfort Recess provides mothers with excellent side-support, even when it is used with a conventional bed. That’s because it has a Recess at the top end of the mattress, which removes the weight of the body from the shoulder and positions their neck and spine in a straight natural posture.
However, for the ultimate comfort, safety and sleeping experience throughout the pregnancy, the ORO Latex mattress should be paired with the ORO Memory- Programmable Automatically Adjustable Bed Base that stores the mother’s sleeping posture preferences. No other system can offer the safety advantages and comfort benefits that this intelligent adjustable ORO bed provides to mothers.
How Can ORO Automatically Adjustable Bed Help Mothers Avoid Miscarriages and Stillbirths?
The ORO Ultimate Sleep System helps mothers-to-be in two different stages, as explained bel
The First Stage – Planning for Pregnancy
Information & Education
In the first instance, we aim to provide information and education to expectant mothers regarding toxic chemicals and about the dangers of chemicals and most importantly informing them about the solutions to those dangers.
The chemicals, especially the toxic flame retardant (FR) chemicals used in the manufacturing and production of standard polyurethane and memory foams, expose mothers to several health dangers. These poisonous pesticides make contact with their skin, exposing them to chemicals later found in their breast milk and umbilical cord blood. Also, it impacts their health by causing hyperactivity, poor neurodevelopment, lower IQ, thyroid, and hormonal disruptions.
We have been manufacturing our mattresses using Polyurethane and Memory foams for many years until during internet research; we came across an article “Are Flame Retardants in Your Mattress Killing You?” which open our eyes to the dangers of chemicals that are used to manufacture Polyurethane and Memory foams.
A common complaint about Memory foam mattresses is that they contain toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing process, especially using flame-retardant chemicals based on poisonous pesticides. There are hundreds of types of FR chemicals. Brominated, Halogenated, Chlorinated, PBDEs, HBCD,s etc.
Many of the FRs toxic Chemicals used in mattresses and furniture are associated with adverse health impacts including hyperactivity, poorer neurodevelopment, lower IQ, hormone disruption, fertility problems and cancer ( including thyroid and breast cancer). Banned fire retardants have recently been discovered in the umbilical cord’s blood. We have no clear idea of how they might affect the development and future health of foetuses. But we know that they are persistent, accumulative and associated with cancer and disruption of the hormonal and reproductive system. We have achieved FR for our Latex foam Mattresses to comply with British regulation BS 5852 without using harmful toxic chemicals.
Thus, we have replaced all our memory foam mattresses with 100% Latex Foam which have many advantages over memory foam.
The fabric for the ORO Bed mattress covers is compliant with BS 7177, which ensures that the mattresses are fire-resistant and have passed the Crib 5 tests without toxic chemicals. ORO’s latex mattresses are the ideal solution for saving mothers from miscarriages and stillbirths as they don’t contain any harmful elements that could affect the baby’s health.
The fabric for latex mattress incorporates two additional unique fabric treatments – COPPERCLEAN and ECO SHIELD. COPPERCLEAN is a new anti-bacterial and virus reducing treatment that eliminates the danger of deadly bacteria and viruses that can harm pregnant women or their unborn children. On the other hand, the ECO SHIELD treatment protects the mothers from allergies often caused during pregnancies due to bed bugs, dust mites, mosquitos, and moths.
Furthermore, pairing the ORO mattress with ORO Automatically Adjustable Bed Base helps the mothers before, during, and after their pregnancies, giving them ultimate safety, comfort and peaceful sleep at night, for the rest of their lives.
The Second Stage – First to the Third Trimester
During the first and second trimester, the Pressure Relief Comfort Recess allows the mothers to stay much more comfortable as they sleep on their sides. However, the third trimester is extremely delicate for the mothers and the babies, needing extra care and comfort.
In the last trimester, ORO Automatically Adjustable Bed Base helps avoid even the slightest possibility for the mothers who might turn on their backs unknowingly while sleeping. ORO beds can be easily programmed for automatic functioning by using ORO touch-screen handsets. The advanced integrated Bluetooth Technology operates the beds automatically without any manual control. Hence, mothers can change their sleeping positions throughout the night, and ORO Advanced Sleep System will reposition the mattress accordingly without impacting the unborn child’s health.
Furthermore, the ORO Memory Programmable Automatically Adjustable Bed is programmed to remember the mother’s sleep preferences. So, when the mothers change their position while sleeping, the ORO Bed readjusts them to the position that they have pre-programmed and stored in its memory beforehand.
For example, consider the following scenario – a mother lying on her side finds the most comfortable position and then registers it in the bed’s system memory. Then she turns on her back, copying a semi-armchair posture, and records that into her ORO bed’s memory as well.
After that, when she is ready to sleep, she’ll just need to touch the A button on the handset to put her bed in automatic mode. From that moment on, the ORO bed will be taking care of her sleeping positions throughout the night. For instance, whenever she’ll turn from her side to a supine position, the sensor will inform the ORO bed system, and it will slowly readjust itself to the semi- armchair sleeping position. If she feels the need to change to her side sleeping position, the ORO bed system will slowly readjust itself to the other pre-programmed side sleeping posture, while she is asleep without waking her up!.
The Final Verdict
Studies have established that when pregnant mothers lie on their backs, the baby and womb’s weight put pressure on their uterus’s main blood vessels. Sleeping in this position restricts blood flow and oxygen to the baby, ending up in stillbirth. This is where ORO Ultimate Sleep System helps the mothers, solving these problems and preventing miscarriages and stillbirths.
We have combined the ORO latex mattress with its unique patented Pressure Relief Comfort Recess and an automatically adjustable bed base to create what the British press is hailing as ‘The First Intelligent Bed of the New Millennium.’ We think of it as our moral duty to inform and help mothers worldwide, preventing miscarriages and stillbirths and saving them from the heartbreak and sorrow of losing their unborn child.