The effectiveness of prenatal gentle yoga on the recovery of depression level in primigravid and multigravid pregnant women


  • Khaerunnisa El-Said Department of Midwifery, Graduate School, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Saidah Syamsuddin Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Irfan Idris Department of Pathology Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Erlyn Limoa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
  • Nugraha Pelupessy Departement of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin university, Indonesia
  • Azniah Syam STIKes Nani Hasanuddin Indonesia


depression, pregnancy, prenatal gentle yoga


This study was conducted at Bara Baraya Health Center, Antang Health Center, Kapasa Health Center, and Mamajang Health Center. The applied research design was a quasi-experiment with a non-equivalent control group design approach. Samples were selected using a purposive sample technique. The instrument used was the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaire. The number of samples in this study was 24 respondents divided into 2, namely 12 in the intervention group and 12 in the control group. The sample criteria were pregnant women aged <21 and >34 years old, having been in trimester II-III with the gestational age of ?20 to <31 weeks, and not having complications in pregnancy. The values of mean ranks for the intervention group were 6.50 in the pre-test to the mid-test and 6.50 in the mid-test to the post-test. Meanwhile, the values of mean ranks for the control group were 5.61 in the pre-test to the mid-test and 4.50 in the mid-test to the post-test. This indicated that the intervention group experienced a significantly reduced level of depression based on the BDI-II (Beck Depression Inventory-II) scores when compared to the control group. 


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El-Said, K., Syamsuddin, S., Idris, I., Limoa, E., Pelupessy, N., & Syam, A. (2020). The effectiveness of prenatal gentle yoga on the recovery of depression level in primigravid and multigravid pregnant women. International Journal of Health & Medical Sciences, 3(1), 92-97.