Experiences of The Pregnant Women and Women who Gave Birth in Sanglah General Hospital during COVID-19 Pandemic-A Qualitative Study

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  •   Made Darmayasa

  •   Anak Agung Ngurah Jaya Kusuma

  •   Made Bagus Dwi Aryana

  •   Prayascita Mahendrata

Abstract

Some psychosocial and social stigma issues affect women during pregnancy and giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to explore the experiences of COVID-19 confirmed pregnant women and women who gave birth during treatment in Sanglah General Hospital. The subjects had various knowledge about pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. All subjects were motivated to recover. Fear and anxiety were common feelings in confirmed COVID-19 mothers. They mostly worried about their baby's condition. Most of the families could fairly accept the mother's condition. Two participants received negative stigma from the social and workplace environment. To avoid stigma, many families chose to conceal the mother's condition.


Keywords: COVID-19, pregnancy, giving birth

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