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Original Article

Worry and Well-being among Pregnant Women during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Study

Rangaveni Bogolu, Sulakshana Shridhar Baliga, Arjun Reddy Kalluru

Keywords : COVID-19, Cambridge worry scale, Pregnant women, Worry, Well-being

Citation Information : Bogolu R, Baliga SS, Kalluru AR. Worry and Well-being among Pregnant Women during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Study. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2023; 15 (5):569-574.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2309

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Pregnancy is the most precious time in every woman's life. Pregnant women were facing an unprecedented situation in the COVID era, where going to hospitals for routine antenatal checkups had become worrisome as most of the hospitals were inundated with COVID-19-infected patients. Also, mothers who are infected with COVID-19 are more prone to give birth to preterm babies and are also at higher risk for other poor pregnancy outcomes. So, assessing the worry and well-being becomes utmost important. Hence, this study is planned to assess the worry and well-being among pregnant women. Materials and methods: About 359 pregnant women who attended PMSMA camps at four primary health centers (PHC) were interviewed using worry and well-being scales. Results: The prevalence of worry among the pregnant women was 50.97%. Variables such as Muslim religion (OR = 2.9), pregnancy-related complications (OR = 1.8), abortion history (OR = 2.5), vaccinated with two doses of Covishield (OR = 2.8), and worried about getting infected with COVID-19 (OR = 2.3) were the predictors/risk factors of worry among pregnant women. Muslim religion (OR = 1.8), history of abortion (OR = 2.1), vaccinated with two doses of Covishield (OR = 2.4) and being worried of getting infected with COVID-19 (OR = 2.3) were the predictors of low well-being among pregnant women. Conclusion: A significant percentage of pregnant women attending PHC for ANC checkups were suffering from worry and lower-level well-being. Queries concerning the pregnancy and COVID-19 should be addressed. Counseling should be given to high-risk pregnant women who have pre-existing comorbidities.

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