Gyno Speciality Hospital, GIFT- Gyno IVF Center, IndiaFulltext PDF
Alternative medical techniques like yoga can be effective in several conditions including mild hypertension due to stress. This is a case history of yoga treatment for a 49 years old patient. Patient conceived with twins after donor egg IVF treatment, and developed preeclampsia on top of mild hypertension, at 7 weeks. Medical treatment with M Dopa and Labetalol failed to control hypertension. Meditation and Pranayama [Yoga] was practiced on an experimental basis, and it was found to be very effective for her. After twice daily regimen of pranayama and mediation, her antihypertensive medicines were slowly reduced and stopped. She delivered healthy twins at 37 weeks each 2.6 kg and 2.5 kg. Yoga is so widely available, without any side effects of medicines and it is not expensive. It is high time that we recognise and introduce this as an adjuvant to medical practice.
Hypertension in pregnancy; Meditation; Breathing exercise; Yoga; Multiple pregnancy complications; Donor egg IVF
Mani A. A Case Report on Management of Hypertension/Preeclampsia with Meditation and Pranayama Successfully in a 49 Year Old Women with Twin Pregnancy. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1605.