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GAIA BAGORDOFollow

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18-6-2019 9:00 AM

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18-6-2019 11:00 AM

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Background: Labor pain management in the U.S. is commonly accomplished with the use of pharmacological pain management. However, pharmacological pain management of labor pain is associated with several adverse effects. New studies suggest that labor pain can be managed using a nonpharmacologic approach. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is an alternative method used during pregnancy and childbirth associated with innumerable benefits for mothers and the newborn, including the management of pain during labor.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to analyze the effects and benefits that prenatal yoga, a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has on pregnancy, labor pain, in addition to mothers and newborn outcomes.

Method: An integrative literature review guided by Kolcaba was conducted using PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL). A search was performed using these terms: labor pain, pain management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and prenatal yoga

Results: Six studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The results revealed that yoga practice during pregnancy is effective in improving the quality of life of pregnant women by reducing stress and anxiety during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga and yoga breathing exercise can be supportive in managing stress during labor and delivery as well as promoting comfort and reducing pain. Prenatal yoga improves maternal and newborn outcomes and may have a role in reducing the incidence of preterm labor.

Conclusion: Prenatal yoga can have a positive impact on the management of pain during labor as well as on the wellness of mother and newborn. Studies on this topic are insufficient and more research focusing on the benefits of yoga practice during pregnancy should be conducted.

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Effects of Prenatal Yoga on Labor Pain, Maternal and Newborn Outcomes: An Integrative Literature Review

Background: Labor pain management in the U.S. is commonly accomplished with the use of pharmacological pain management. However, pharmacological pain management of labor pain is associated with several adverse effects. New studies suggest that labor pain can be managed using a nonpharmacologic approach. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is an alternative method used during pregnancy and childbirth associated with innumerable benefits for mothers and the newborn, including the management of pain during labor.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to analyze the effects and benefits that prenatal yoga, a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has on pregnancy, labor pain, in addition to mothers and newborn outcomes.

Method: An integrative literature review guided by Kolcaba was conducted using PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL). A search was performed using these terms: labor pain, pain management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and prenatal yoga

Results: Six studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The results revealed that yoga practice during pregnancy is effective in improving the quality of life of pregnant women by reducing stress and anxiety during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga and yoga breathing exercise can be supportive in managing stress during labor and delivery as well as promoting comfort and reducing pain. Prenatal yoga improves maternal and newborn outcomes and may have a role in reducing the incidence of preterm labor.

Conclusion: Prenatal yoga can have a positive impact on the management of pain during labor as well as on the wellness of mother and newborn. Studies on this topic are insufficient and more research focusing on the benefits of yoga practice during pregnancy should be conducted.