EFFECTIVENESS OF ANTENATAL EXERCISES AND YOGA ON QUALITY OF LIFE, COMFORT, LABOR PAIN PERCEPTION AND TYPE OF DELIVERY AMONG ANTENATAL MOTHERS: LABOR AND BIRTH OUTCOMEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2019-10-02
Authors : Munirekha. Bojja Jayashree. K; Vijayaraghavan. R;
Page : 1197-1208
Keywords : Antenatal exercises yoga Quality of life Comfort Labor pain Delivery;
Recent advancements in Obstetric and Gynecology have minimized the risks during pregnancy and labor. Regular practice of antenatal exercises with yoga in second and third trimester of pregnancy promotes comfort, decreases labor pain and promotes normal deliveries. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of antenatal exercises and yoga on quality of life ,comfort, labor pain perception and type of delivery among control and experimental groups of primi and multi gravid mothers. The research design adopted to this study includes true experimental pre-test, post - test and control group design was used.Sample: antenatal second gravid women were selected as study sample by random technique. The estimated sample size was 200 for four groups the size was 100 (for two groups of control) and 100 (for two groups of experimental),with the total sample size of 200. The age groups of control and experimental was divided after the completion of the study. The study was conducted at Government Maternity Hospital , Antenatal out patient deportment, Tirupati, India-2018. Results of the study revealed that antenatal education related to antenatal exercises and yoga was more effective in experimental group than control group. (P<0.001). Findings revealed that experimental group mothers were more comfortable compare to control group. (P<0.001). Most of the experimental group mothers experienced only with mild labor pain compare to control group.(P<0.001). Most of the experimental group mothers undergone normal delivery compare to control group. (P<0.001). The study findings concluded each group was significantly different from the respective pre-test and post-test of control and experimental groups and compared to control group experimental group mothers gained more knowledge on quality life. Antenatal exercises with yoga was very effective intervention to promote comfort and normal vaginal delivery and this intervention lessens the labor pain perception among women during labor. So antenatal exercises and yoga can be demonstrated safely among antenatal women.
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