Hot yoga and pregnancy: Fitness and hyperthermia

Justin Chan, Aniket Natekar, Gideon Koren

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Question One of my pregnant patients wishes to continue her hot yoga exercises during pregnancy. Is this practice safe? Answer With the increased risk of neural tube defects and possibly of other malformations among fetuses exposed to excessive heat, pregnant women should avoid practising hot yoga during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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