The Effect of Yoga Relaxation on Anxiety Levels among Pregnant Women

Shinta Novelia, Tantri Wenny Sitanggang, AFNITA Lutfiyanti
2019 Nurse Media: Journal of Nursing  
Self-reported maternal mood symptoms during pregnancy have been related to poor birth outcomes, including low birth weight, increased risk of premature delivery, and preeclampsia in the mother. A non-pharmacology method is needed to overcome mood symptoms such as anxiety during pregnancy.Purpose: This research aimed to evaluate the effect of yoga relaxation on anxiety levels among pregnant women at third trimester.Methods: A quasy experimental design has been conducted with using 30 pregnant
more » ... en at third trimester who were equally divided into two group (experimental and control). The levels of anxiety were measured using Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistic.Results: The results showed that there was a difference of anxiety levels before and after intervention within experiment group (t= 7.56, p= .005) and there was a difference of anxiety levels after the intervention between experiment and control group (t=-9.289, p= .005).Conclusion: Yoga relaxation has an effect on reducing anxiety levels among pregnant women at third trimester. It is expected that pregnant women more digging knowledge on how to deal with the anxiety disorder as practice the yoga relaxation during pregnancy.
doi:10.14710/nmjn.v8i2.19111 fatcat:cwnlav2k65ftbl3ub2kqiqqpri