The psychological burden of IVF is one of the most common reasons for treatment discontinuation. Multiple failed IVF cycles has been shown to worsen anxiety and depressive symptoms. Furthermore, prior research has demonstrated negative effects of stress on IVF outcomes. Our pilot project revealed that participation in a six-week structured yoga intervention decreased stress levels in infertility patients compared to non-participators (controls). This study sought to determine whether an online yoga intervention is equally as efficacious as an in-person yoga session at reducing stress levels in patients with a history of IVF failure.
The impact of in-person and online structured yoga programs on anxiety levels in patients after in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure: a preliminary analysis
Feb 11, 2020 | Yoga