Yoga in Pregnancy
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology
Short Title: Clin.Obstet.Gynecol.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2015
Pages: 600 - 612
Sources ID: 32246
Notes: LR: 20171012; JID: 0070014; 2016/05/07 06:00 [entrez]; 2016/05/07 06:00 [pubmed]; 2017/10/13 06:00 [medline]; ppublish
Collection: Yoga-Based Medical Interventions
Visibility: Public (group default)
Yoga is a mind-body practice that encompasses a system of postures (asana), deep breathing (pranayama), and meditation. Over 36 million Americans practice yoga of which the majority are reproductive-aged women. Literature to support this practice is limited, albeit on the rise. A prenatal yoga practice has been shown to benefit women who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, low back pain, and sleep disturbances. A small number of studies have been performed in high-risk pregnancies that also demonstrate an improvement in outcomes. The safety of performing yoga for the first time in pregnancy and fetal tolerance has been demonstrated.