The effect of prenatal Hatha yoga on affect, cortisol and depressive symptoms.

  title={The effect of prenatal Hatha yoga on affect, cortisol and depressive symptoms.},
  author={Svetlana Bershadsky and Linda Trumpfheller and Holly Beck Kimble and Diana Pipaloff and Ilona S. Yim},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  volume={20 2},
Perinatal depression impacts maternal and child health, and little is known about effective interventions. The effects of prenatal Hatha yoga on cortisol, affect and depressive symptoms were investigated in 51 women. Twice during pregnancy, yoga group participants reported on affect and provided a saliva sample before and after a 90-min prenatal Hatha yoga session. Corresponding measures were obtained from yoga and control group participants on days of usual activity. Depressive symptoms were… CONTINUE READING
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