Causes of anxiety during pregnancy

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Abstract

Pregnancy is one of the most important periods in a woman's life, as it brings along numerous changes, not only in the physical aspects, but also socially and psychologically. There are plenty of researches done around the world about anxiety during pregnancy. Purpose of study is to examine anxiety during pregnancy and its causes. Two research tools were used: Questionnaire to ascertain reasons of anxiety and State – Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The participants were 150 pregnant women. Most of the pregnant woman feels anxious firstly about factors connected with newborn: “possible neonatal development disorder”, “possible birth trauma to newborn” and “newborn's ability to effectively initiate breathing”. Followed by anxiety causes connected to pregnant woman herself.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-626
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th World Conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 14 May 201516 May 2015
Conference number: 6

Keywords*

  • anxiety
  • antenatal anxiety
  • causes of anxiety

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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