Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
40

Inclusion Criterias

Currently receiving routine prenatal care
Able to read and understand English
Well dated pregnancy
...
Currently receiving routine prenatal care
Able to read and understand English
Well dated pregnancy
Uncomplicated singletons pregnancies
No contraindications to exercise
Women with no prior experience with yoga
Gestational age between 28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks
No known fetal anomalies

Exclusion Criterias

Those patients that have been advised by their doctor not to exercise during this pregnancy (i.e. Vaginal bleeding, history of preterm delivery less than 34 weeks, cervical insufficiency, cerclage in place, placenta previa, any chronic medical conditions)
Congenital fetal anomalies or intrauterine growth restriction
Multiple gestations
...
Those patients that have been advised by their doctor not to exercise during this pregnancy (i.e. Vaginal bleeding, history of preterm delivery less than 34 weeks, cervical insufficiency, cerclage in place, placenta previa, any chronic medical conditions)
Congenital fetal anomalies or intrauterine growth restriction
Multiple gestations
Chronic narcotic dependence
Cigarette smokers
Pregnant minors less than 18 years of age

Summary

Conditions
Pregnancy
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 45 years
Gender
Only females

Description

In 2012, yoga was reported to be practiced by approximately 20 million Americans, out of which 82% are women practitioners. The effects of yoga on the fetus have not been demonstrated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the acute fetal response to yoga exercises by assessing fetal well-being v...

In 2012, yoga was reported to be practiced by approximately 20 million Americans, out of which 82% are women practitioners. The effects of yoga on the fetus have not been demonstrated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the acute fetal response to yoga exercises by assessing fetal well-being via ultrasound and non-stress testing among healthy women. The investigators hypothesize that yoga during pregnancy does not have any acute negative effects on fetal behavior as assessed by umbilical artery Dopplers and fetal heart rate or maternal vital signs.

Inclusion Criterias

Currently receiving routine prenatal care
Able to read and understand English
Well dated pregnancy
...
Currently receiving routine prenatal care
Able to read and understand English
Well dated pregnancy
Uncomplicated singletons pregnancies
No contraindications to exercise
Women with no prior experience with yoga
Gestational age between 28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks
No known fetal anomalies

Exclusion Criterias

Those patients that have been advised by their doctor not to exercise during this pregnancy (i.e. Vaginal bleeding, history of preterm delivery less than 34 weeks, cervical insufficiency, cerclage in place, placenta previa, any chronic medical conditions)
Congenital fetal anomalies or intrauterine growth restriction
Multiple gestations
...
Those patients that have been advised by their doctor not to exercise during this pregnancy (i.e. Vaginal bleeding, history of preterm delivery less than 34 weeks, cervical insufficiency, cerclage in place, placenta previa, any chronic medical conditions)
Congenital fetal anomalies or intrauterine growth restriction
Multiple gestations
Chronic narcotic dependence
Cigarette smokers
Pregnant minors less than 18 years of age

Locations

Kansas City, Missouri, 64108
Kansas City, Missouri, 64108

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02063711
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Dev Maulik, MD University of Missouri, Kansas City Study Director: Shilpa Babbar, MD University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Dev Maulik, MD University of Missouri, Kansas City Study Director: Shilpa Babbar, MD University of Missouri, Kansas City