Hypnobirthing Relaxation Therapy And Prenatal Yoga In Reducing Anxiety Levels Among Pregnant Women In 3rd Trimester: Randomized Control Trial : Blind Review



Empowering pregnant women through education on pregnancy and delivery, including interventions such as Hypnobirthing and prenatal yoga, is essential to alleviate anxiety and promote a healthy pregnancy in the face of common experiences of depression. This study aims to assess the impact of hypnobirthing and prenatal yoga relaxation therapy on anxiety levels in pregnant women during their third trimester. The research employed an observational analytical experimental approach, utilizing a randomized control trial design. It was conducted in the independent practice of midwifes in the Klaten regency from March to June 2020. The population in this study was all pregnant women who were in the working area of the Kebondalem Lor health center, whose gestational age was above 28 weeks, a total of 120 respondents. The study employed simple random sampling for participant selection and univariate analysis for data analysis. Statistical bivariate tests using the paired and independent sample test were also conducted. There was a significant difference in decreasing anxiety after pregnant women in the third trimester did Hypnobirthing and Prenatal Yoga therapy, with a p-value of 0.001. There was a significant difference between Hypnobirthing and Prenatal Yoga in decreasing anxiety, with a p-value of 0.01. Additionally, prenatal yoga was found to be more effective in reducing anxiety than hypnobirthing, hopefully healthcare workers could advise whether pregnant women with depression can receive yoga therapy based on our results.


Anxiety, Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy, Prenatal Yoga

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