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Yoga May Help Pregnancy Outcome

separator A small study looked at 169 pregnant women who were trained in yoga and 169 pregnant women who received routine prenatal care. The yoga training comprised exercises to loosen up the body, relaxation, postures, deep breathing and meditation. Participants practiced 1 hour per day. Results showed that

  • 14 percent of women who did yoga had premature deliveries, compared to 29 percent of those who did not do yoga
  • Pregnancy-related high blood pressure was lower in the yoga group


Source:
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 2005.



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