Prenatal Yoga for Mental Health: A Systematic Literature Review
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- yoga, prenatal, complementary therapy, midwifery
Women will be proud if they enjoy their pregnancy process in a healthy condition both physically and psychologically. However, some pregnancy can trigger psychological problems in pregnant women. One of complementary therapies that can be practiced to maintain a healthy mental condition during pregnancy is prenatal yoga. Nevertheless, because of less parental knowledge and family support, only few people know about prenatal yoga. Thus, the issue of maintaining mental health of pregnant women still lacks. The purpose of this study is to determine the mental health conditions of pregnant women who have attended prenatal yoga and to determine the effectiveness of prenatal yoga on the mental health conditions of pregnant women. Using 7 steps to create Systematic Literature Review, 942 articles from one database (PubMed) were selected for critical appraisal. The articles were selected based on a quantitative method with a variety of designs. 12 articles that matched the variety criteria and considered as good were divided and mapped into several points namely fetal response, depression and stress, anxiety, complications, immunity, and self-efficacy. A discussion was made based on the research findings of the selected articles. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. The benefit of prenatal yoga are improving nerve response from the pituitary gland to reduce cortisol levels, improving mood, inducing positive thinking, reducing anxiety, stress, and depression, and increasing the confidence of pregnant women from labor until the puerperium.
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TY - CONF AU - Renita Rizkya Danti AU - Rosmita Nuzuliana AU - Herlin Fitriana PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Prenatal Yoga for Mental Health: A Systematic Literature Review BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 272 EP - 280 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.052 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.052 ID - Danti2020 ER -