If a pregnant women experience some symptoms such as irritability, feeling the workload is too much or inability to cope with stress, it can be said that he had mild depression. Some research suggests that pregnant women are prone to depression. The factors which cause, among others, changes in hormonal and genetic and social factors. If the situation is not handled, it can damage the health of mothers and babies, including decreased body weight, preterm delivery, not to the strong bonding between mother and baby.
Required the use of antidepressants to treat depression, but many pregnant women are reluctant to use it for fear of endangering health of her fetus. Search for alternative treatments is needed is clear, moreover, few pregnant women with depression receive care.
Therefore, based on findings that most women prefer alternative treatments such as herbal medicine or the use of relaxation techniques, the team of researchers from the University of Michigan trying to prove one of these alternative treatments, which is "mindfulness" yoga (yoga in full consciousness).
The study was conducted by collecting old woman who has a content of 12 to 26 weeks and showed symptoms of depression. They were asked to participate in the session "mindfulness" of yoga that focuses on the pregnancy. This way they can raise awareness of how changes in their bodies can affect the growing baby. It turned out that "mindfulness" yoga does help reduce the symptoms of depression.
However, although the findings are encouraging and could be the basis for other studies on the effects of yoga for pregnant women, the impact is still limited. Therefore Muzik push to do more research.