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Gholipour S, Memari E, Shojaedin S. Effects of 14 Weeks Yoga Training on Labor Pain and Pregnancy Outcomes in Primiparous Women. SJRM. 2019; 3 (3) :93-98
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1- Exercise Physiology Department, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , shadigholipour184@yahoo.com
2- Sarem Fertility and Infertility Research Center (SAFIR), Sarem Women's Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3- Exercise Physiology Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: The experience of labor pain is a complicated, individual, and multiple response to the sensory stimulation produced during birth. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of yoga training after 14 weeks on labor pain and pregnancy outcomes in primiparous women.
Materials & Methods: In this clinical trial, 80 primiparous pregnant women aged 25-35 years old referred to Sarem Hospital in Tehran, in 2017, were selected by purposive sampling method and randomly divided into experimental (n=40) and control (n=40) groups. The experimental group started practicing yoga from the 14th week of pregnancy, but the control group did not receive any intervention. The severity of labor pain and Apgar scores were compared. The data were analyzed by SPSS 23 software using one-way analysis of variance, Tukey post hoc test, and independent t-test.
Findings: Yoga training reduced the severity of labor pain in primiparous women (F=38.57; p<0.001). Also, yoga exercises had a significant effect on the first- and fifth-minute Apgar scores (F=10.64; p<0.001). In addition, yoga training had a significant effect on neonatal weight (t=5.123; p<0.001).
Conclusion: Yoga training reduces the severity of labor pain in primiparous women and has beneficial effects for pregnant women and their infants.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Reproduction
Received: 2018/02/24 | Accepted: 2019/04/16 | Published: 2019/04/29

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