Clinical Updates in Women's Health CareYoga in PregnancyBABBAR, SHILPA MD; SHYKEN, JAYE MDAuthor Information St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Shilpa Babbar, MD, 6420 Clayton Road, Suite 6520, St. Louis, MO 63117. E-mail: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2016 - Volume 59 - Issue 3 - p 600-612 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000210 Buy Metrics Abstract Yoga is a mind-body practice that encompasses a system of postures (asana), deep breathing (pranayama), and meditation. Over 36 million Americans practice yoga of which the majority are reproductive-aged women. Literature to support this practice is limited, albeit on the rise. A prenatal yoga practice has been shown to benefit women who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, low back pain, and sleep disturbances. A small number of studies have been performed in high-risk pregnancies that also demonstrate an improvement in outcomes. The safety of performing yoga for the first time in pregnancy and fetal tolerance has been demonstrated. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.