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Health Care Women Int. 2015;36(3):256-75. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.942900. Epub 2014 Aug 26.

A holistic antenatal model based on yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic guidelines.

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a Department of Life Sciences , Svyasa University , Bengaluru , India.


The prevalence of pregnancy complications are on the rise globally with severe consequences. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2009), every minute, at least one woman dies and 20 are affected by the complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. While the root cause of pregnancy complications is unclear, it likely has physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects. The Vedas are a rich source of antenatal health care guidelines in all these aspects. The primary objective of the authors was to compile the scriptural and scientific evidence for a holistic antenatal model of yoga with emphasis on sociocultural Indian practices.

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