Satish Patki1*, Rajendra Patil2 and Shweta Patki Kulkarni1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IVF Consultant, Patki Hospital and Research Foundation, Post Graduate Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kolhapur, India
sup>2Department of Pathology, Consultant Pathologist, Patki Hospital and Research Foundation, Post Graduate Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kolhapur, India
*Corresponding Author: Satish Patki, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IVF Consultant, Patki Hospital and Research Foundation, Post Graduate Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kolhapur, India.
Received: February 20, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020
Introduction: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a modern technology for the treatment of infertile couples. However, in women with pregnancies achieved using IVF technique, the stress levels are higher. Blood cortisol levels are elevated in stressful situations. Music has a potential of generating positive feelings and “medicinal music” has gained popularity especially in pregnant women. Hence, in addition to the conventional protocol based treatment to such women, music therapy can be considered as a complementary treatment to reduce the stress and to get better clinical outcomes. Present study is designed to scientifically evaluate the role of music therapy in women with pregnancy achieved through IVF technology.
Aims and Objectives: To study the effect of music therapy on blood cortisol level in pregnant women conceived by IVF technique
Materials and Methods: 30 pregnant women conceived by IVF with gestation more than 20 weeks were selected. After sensitizing them with three sessions of music therapy with a 20 minutes audio track of old Hindi film songs, they were subjected for the study. Pre and 30 minute post music therapy of listening the same audio track in the morning hours, the blood cortisol levels were estimated.
Results: As the patients achieved pregnancy through IVF, 26.67% of them were from elderly and perimenopausal age group. 73.34% patients had long standing infertility more than 10 years. The serum cortisol levels were found to be significantly reduced from mean 17.80 mcg/dl to 14.73 mcg/dl ( p value <0.05) after music therapy.
Conclusions: Music therapy can be used as a complementary treatment in women with IVF pregnancies to reduce the stress and associated raised blood cortisol levels to get good clinical maternal and perinatal outcome.
Citation: Satish Patki., et al. “The Effect of Music Therapy on the Level of Blood Cortisol in Pregnant Women Conceived by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Technology”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.4 (2020): 02-07.
Copyright: © 2020 Satish Patki., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.