A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing prenatal yoga to perinatal health education for antenatal depression
Archives of women's mental health
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2016
Pages: 543 - 547
Source ID: shanti-sources-30681
Collection: Yoga-Based Medical Interventions
Abstract: We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing a prenatal yoga intervention to perinatal-focused health education in pregnant women with depression. Findings document acceptability and feasibility of the yoga intervention: no yoga-related injuries were observed, instructors showed fidelity to the yoga manual, and women rated interventions as acceptable. Although improvements in depression were not statistically different between groups, they favored yoga. This study provides support for a larger scale RCT examining prenatal yoga to improve mood during pregnancy.