Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Review

An Exercise Type in Pregnancy: Prenatal Yoga

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Gazi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye

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Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 114-117
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.95815
Keywords : Pregnancy, exercise, yoga
Read: 464 Downloads: 174 Published: 31 March 2021

The significance of exercise in pregnancy is getting more and more understood. Exercise during pregnancy, weight control, prevention of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes risk, cesarean delivery and operative vaginal delivery rates are very important in terms of reducing rates and providing a shorter time in postpartum period. Prenatal yoga has become one of the preferred types of exercise preferred by pregnant women in recent years. In the literature, there are high quality studies showing that the prenatal yoga has physiological and psychological benefits. Prenatal yoga helps to improve muscle strength and elasticity, to keep the body fit, to listen to the body of the pregnant women and to relax psychologically during pregnancy. It has been reported in the literature that risky conditions such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation are less developed and the gestational week and birth weight of newborns are higher in pregnant women who perform prenatal yoga. In addition, it is mentioned that it shortens the first stage of labor and total delivery times, reduces anxiety and depression and increases maternal comfort during delivery. Although there are studies to determine the effect of prenatal yoga in the world, a limited number of studies have been found in our country. Researchs and literature on the effect of prenatal yoga on pregnant women is needed in Turkey. In this review, it is aimed to draw attention to the beneficial effects of prenatal yoga on pregnant women and to raise awareness on this issue.

Uzun Aksoy M, Gürsoy E. An Exercise Type in Pregnancy: Prenatal Yoga. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021:18(1):114-117.

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