Volume 21 No 2 (2023)
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Anxiety and Depression among Pregnant Women during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Survey
Sumarni , Erniawati , Sumarmi
Background: Pregnant women experience heightened symptoms of anxiety and depression substantially during the Covid-19 pandemic which is significantly linked to Covid-19 specific concerns about threats to their own lives, the health of their babies, not getting enough prenatal care, and social isolation. This level far exceeds what is usually expected during pregnancy and that experienced by other groups of people during the current pandemic. Social support and physical activity seem to be became a protective resilience factor. Given the known effects of stress on pregnancy, infant, and child outcomes, there is an urgent need to support pregnant individuals during this critical period to reduce long-term negative outcomes. Research objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in pregnant women during Covid-19 pandemic and identifying factors that related to depressive anxiety in pregnant women during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anxiety, Depression, Pregnant Women, Covid-19, Pregnancy
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