International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 6 / 10


Effects of Yoga Therapy on Pain and Depression during the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

J Priyadharshini | Prakash Jayabalan [2] | Dharshini C | Dr. Sivakumar S [2]


Abstract: This quasi - experimental study investigates the effects of prenatal yoga on pelvic girdle pain PGP and depression in pregnant women during their second trimester. The study involved 10 participants aged 23 - 28 years with a gestational age of 14 - 27 weeks, all experiencing significant pain and depression. Over three weeks, participants practiced prenatal yoga for 30 minutes a day, three times a week. Pain and depression levels were measured using the Visual Analog Scale VAS and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale HDRS before and after the intervention. The results showed a significant reduction in both pain and depression, with calculated t values of 7.236 and 6.678, respectively p<0.05. This study supports the effectiveness of prenatal yoga as a non - pharmacological approach to alleviate pain and depression.


Keywords: Prenatal yoga, pelvic girdle pain, depression, pregnancy, non - pharmacological therapy


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 89 - 91



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