Yoga/massage reduce prenatal depression and prematurity

Eighty-four women suffering from prenatal depression were randomly assigned to yoga, massage therapy or standard prenatal care control groups. The yoga and massage sessions were of twelve weeks duration, twice weekly, twenty minutes each time. Compared to the standard care controls, both yoga and massage groups had greater decreases in depression, anxiety and back and leg pain, and a greater increase in relationship satisfaction. Additionally, the yoga and massage groups had greater gestational age and gave birth to higher weight babies. Since higher birth weight may be associated with better lifetime health, the resuts of this study are potentally very exciting. (Yoga and massage therapy reduce prenatal depression and prematurity. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Apr;16(2):204-9. Epub 2011 Sep 23).

 

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