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Ghiasi H, Alipour Z, Askarirostami F, Bakhtiari M, Ahmadi S. The lived experience of pregnant women with coronavirus during Covid-19 pandemic - A qualitative study. PCP. 2022; 10 (1)
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1- Ph.D. student of clinical psychology, Department of clinical psychology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Physiology, Faculty of medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
3- Master in Social Work, Yazd Universitty, Yazd, Iran.
4- Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , Maryam_bakhtiyari@sbmu.ac.ir
5- Master, Nursing, 520 Kermanshah Hospital, AJA University of Medical, Kermanshah, Iran.
Abstract:   (486 Views)
Objective: Pregnancy is one of the most fundamental and challenging periods in a woman's life, which is associated with major physical and psychological changes in pregnant women. Combining this challenge with Covid-19 can make life much more challenging for them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the lived experience of pregnant women with Covid-19 disease.
Methods: This study is a phenomenological qualitative study in which content analysis is used to identify the mental experiences of pregnant women with Covid-19. In the present study, in-depth interviews were conducted with pregnant women with Covid-19. The semantic units were identified after careful analysis and coded under the headings of concepts, subcategories, main categories and core categories.
Results: In the current study, the generalized fear of harm to the fetus is the most important issue that participants have experienced. Another stressor was the fear of childbirth in a contaminated hospital setting. Covid-19 quarantine, reduced ability to care for themselves and family members, and loneliness caused them to lose motivation. Restlessness, guilt, rejection, suffering and efforts to get rid of suffering were also the main characteristics of this period.
Conclusion: Getting coronavirus is an unexpected event for pregnant women that puts a lot of stress and pressure on them and can make them psychological suffered.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cognitive behavioral
Received: 2021/11/1 | Accepted: 2022/01/2 | Published: 2022/01/1

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