Integrated approach of yoga therapy on maternal and fetal outcome in gestational diabetes mellitus

P. Abirami, A. Judie

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.Purpose:To evaluate the effectiveness of Yoga on maternal and fetal outcome in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus at Government hospital, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu, South India. Methods: The intervention package for Yoga group consists of Yogic sukshma vyayama (20 -25 mts), Nadishodana pranayama (5-10 mts) and Dhyanam(5 mts) with hospital routine treatment from 24th week to till delivery where as control group received only routine hospital treatment. Self-designed tool to examine the maternal and fetal outcome variables were used. Independent t test was used to obtain P Value. P value of <0.05 were considered to indicate significant statistical difference. Result: Statistically significant difference found between maternal,fetal and neonatal outcome of mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus between yoga group and control group at p≤0.001.Conclusion: Antenatal mother with Gestational diabetes mellitus should use yoga as an adjunct therapy to prevent or reduce the complications and to improve the maternal and fetal outcome of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Meditation
  • Nadishodana pranayama
  • Sukshmavyayamas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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