Yoga keeps expectant mom's stress at bay

Yoga keeps expectant mom's stress at bay

Yoga could reduce the risk of expectant mothers developing anxiety and depression, according to the first study on this subject.

Stress during pregnancy is related to negative outcomes for both mother and child.

Premature birth, low birth weight and increased developmental and behavioral problems in the child as a toddler and adolescent have all been linked to stress. High levels of anxiety during pregnancy can also lead to postnatal depression, which in turn is linked to risk of the mother developing depression in later life.

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