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romina S, Khakbazan Z, Vaseghrahimparvar F, khezripour Z. The Effect of Postpartum Yoga on Perceived Social Support of Nulliparous Women. SJMR. 2021; 6 (2) :111-117
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1- MSc Student, Midwifery Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , Khakbaza@sina.tums.ac.ir
3- Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Sarem Fertility & Infertility Research Center (SAFIR), Sarem Women's Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran. & Sarem Cell Research Center (SCRC), Sarem Women’s Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: The postpartum period includes a series of unique events, often experienced as stressful and overwhelming, that can lead to specific postpartum concerns such as concerns about personal appearance, postpartum weight gain, baby health, relationships lead interpersonal, and public care of infants. According to the World Health Organization, 20% of women in developed countries experience psychological problems after giving birth.
Material & Methods: This interventional study is a randomized controlled clinical trial that will be performed in the postpartum period on nulliparous women referred to Qazvin health centers, with the aim of the effect of yoga exercises on perceived social support in the postpartum period. The research sample consisted of 72 women (36 in the intervention group, 36 in the control group) of women eligible for inclusion in the study. The experimental group started practicing yoga on the 30th day after delivery, but the control group did not receive any intervention. Perceived social support was then compared between the two groups. Data were analyzed by SPSS 23 software using one-way analysis of variance and independent t-test.
Results: The results showed that the mean of perceived social support was significantly different in the control group with the intervention. Yoga exercises significantly increased the perceived social support in the intervention group (P<0.001). The mean of perceived social support was higher in working women than housewives (P<0.001). It was also found that there was no significant relationship between women age perceived social support.
Conclusion:  Postpartum yoga exercises increase the level of social support and perception and have beneficial effects for the mother. Therefore, it is recommended that health therapists in the postpartum period encourage women to do yoga during this period.

 
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Women Diseases
Received: 2022/07/17 | Accepted: 2022/07/19 | Published: 2022/07/19

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