The effect of yoga on the delivery and neonatal outcomes in
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Yoga can reduce the risk of preterm delivery, cesarean section (CS), and fetal death. According to this study Yoga improves delivery and neonatal outcomes.

The aim of the present study by BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth was to investigate the effects of Yoga on pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes.

This was a clinical trial study and using the random sampling without replacement 70 pregnant women entered Hatha Yoga and control groups according to the color of the ball they took from a bag containing two balls. The data collection tool was a questionnaire pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes. The intervention in this study included pregnancy Hatha Yoga exercises that first session of pregnancy Yoga started from the 26th week and samples attended the last session in the 37th week. They exercised Yoga twice a week in a Yoga specialized sports club. The control group received the routine prenatal care that all pregnant women receive.

The results showed that yoga reduced the induction of labor, the episiotomy rupture, duration of labor, also had a significant effect on normal birth weight and delivery at the appropriate gestational age. There were significant differences between the first and second Apgar scores of the infants.

The results of the present study showed that Yoga can improve the outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth. They can be used as part of the care protocol along with childbirth preparation classes to reduce the complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03794-6
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