Effect of home based exercise program in women with pregnancy induced hypertension

Published: 27 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2vhvsh7wxj.1
Pragya Arya,


To assess the efficiency of a home fitness programme for pregnant women who have hypertension.On the basis of selection criteria, 29 pregnant women over the age of 18 who also had pregnancy-related hypertension were recruited. Following the evaluation of the baseline outcome measurements (SBP & DBP), the home-based exercise programme, which consists of buteyko breathing, Ujjayi Pranayama, aerobic activities, and upper- and lower-extremity stretching, was described to and shown to all participants. Up to the birth, a follow-up was conducted once a month, at which time blood pressure was tested and documented. Two research participants withdrew midway through, thus the data from 27 individuals were taken into account for data analysis. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) decreases by a median of 10 millimetres per hour (mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) decreases by a median of 8 millimetres per hour (mmHg), which is a highly significant reduction (p=0.000) in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. To control pregnancy-induced hypertension, a home exercise programme that combines buteyko breathing, Ujjayi Pranayama, cardiovascular activities, and stretching of the upper and lower extremities is helpful.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Women's Health