Risk Factors among Pregnant Women during Covid-19: A Study to Deal Stressors


  • Maj. Sara Saif


After Thematic Analysis, certain challenges experienced by Pregnant Females during Covid-19 were unable to see doctor, undefined mood swings, Anxiety/Depression, miss regular appointments, lack of empathy from medical staff, non-availability of previous doctor, screening of covid-19 before appointment, family restrictions due to covid, obsessed about future of child. On the other hand, some risk factors were also faced by pregnant women during pandemic like fear of contamination from me to family, close interaction with kids, trust issues with new doctor, family members outside exposure, office interaction, other helping hands, fear of infection to unborn child and breast feeding. This study reveals that there are high risk factors and challenges among pregnant women who tested positive for COVID – 19. Fear of corona along with other factors increased prevalence of depression, anxiety, mood swings and irritability. Based on the result of this study, it is necessary to pay more attention to the mental health of pregnant women during such pandemic.