Thursday, 25 January 2018

Alternative Therapy: Yoga Intervention in Reduced Risk of Preterm Labor

Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, All right reserved)

Researchers may have found a home base exercise tailored to the need of women in prevented risk of preterm labor, according to the online public medical library studies.

Yoga, the ancient practice for harmonized external and internal body wellbeing, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been best known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.

Preterm labor is the preterm birth of any infant before 37 weeks of pregnancy.

In the review of literature to evaluate the peripartum outcomes of yoga during pregnancy, including the postpartum period and lactation by searching PubMed database online, scientists found that
* The nonrandomized trials indicated yoga intervention showed a significant reduction in rates of preterm labor
* Randomized control trials (RCTs) indicated that yoga therapy during pregnancy can significantly lower pain and discomfort.

In deed, yoga mindfulness practice relaxed and connected the mind and body by bringing back the presence of natural state of motherhood of protection of the babe with love and care in induction of healthy eating and letting go or dealing the unfavorable events which caused stress in the positive ways, thus reducing pain and discomfort during pregnancy.

The reduction of stress, the natural state of motherhood and healthy eating improved the digestive function in in absorption of nutrients and oxygen and enhanced the circulatory system in moving more blood to the abdomen to feed the health and normal growth of the baby.

Further analysis of the stress reduction also discovered that yoga intervention ameliorated risk of intrauterine and uterus infection which have been considered as some physical causes of preterm birth, by significantly increased immune function in protection against bacterial and viral invasion passing through the vagina and the cervix, the amniotic cavity and the fetus.

Moreover, yoga induced immune activities also protected the baby during the acute phase of infection by regulating production of anti inflammatory mytokines and pro inflammatory cytokines in ameliorated symptoms of inflammation.

Additionally, in the relaxation of the central nervous system through reducing stress, yoga also promoted hormone balancing in decrease over production of certain hormones such as prostaglandins in stimulated production of nitric oxide in initiated uterus muscle contraction in contributed embryonic and fetal expulsion.

Interestingly, in the examine the implication of oxidative stress in risk of preterm birth induced by damage to intrauterine tissues and fetal membranes of the placenta. some researchers suggested that yoga intervention reduced stress also have a profound effect in inhibited nervous system sympathetically in production of hormone catecholamines to induce cytotoxic free radicals formation through induction of over production for antioxidants from healthy food sources and natural antiooxidant from the body.

Truly, antioxidants levels of total glutathione (GSH) contents, GSH-peroxidase, and GSH-s-transferase were found higher and oxidative stress marker Malondialdehyde (MDA) was significant lower in women participating yoga lesson in compared non yoga women.

Finally, in the support of the above differentiation, a study of 335 women attending the antenatal clinic at Gunasheela Surgical and Maternity Hospital in Bangalore, India, enrolled between 18 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in a prospective, matched, observational study; 169 women in the yoga group and 166 women in the control group also indicated that
*Yoga group expressed a higher number of babies with birth weight > or = 2500 grams in compared to control group.
*The relative risk ratio of preterm labor in yoga intervention group also substantially lower in compared to control.
*Yoga therapy is safe with no significantly adverse effect

The study also confirmed that yoga practice not only is safe but also reduces risk of preterm labor and improved birth weight, pregnant discomforts and reduced risk of complications.

Taking altogether, there is no doubt that yoga intervention during pregnancy may have a profound effect in reduced risk of preterm labor, particularly, in high risk women with unfavorable family history.

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Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Yoga during pregnancy: a review by Babbar S1, Parks-Savage AC, Chauhan SP.(PubMed)
(2) Oxidative stress damage as a detrimental factor in preterm birth pathology by Menon R1.(PubMed)
(3) Efficacy of yoga on pregnancy outcome by Narendran S1, Nagarathna R, Narendran V, Gunasheela S, Nagendra HR.(PubMed)

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