Fear and Anxiety Disorders Related to Childbirth among Primiparous Women in Kirkuk City

Authors

  • Abbas Lateef Muhe-Aldeen1 , Ameer Salah-Aldeen Abdulrazaq2 , Ahmed Mohammed Jasim3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1568

Keywords:

Fear, Primiparous Women, Childbirth , ASP, W-DEQ, Stress, Pregnancy Related Anxiety

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to assess the level of fear of childbirth and level of anxiety among primiparous

women; and find out the relationship between fear of childbirth & level of anxiety and some socio

demographical data of the sample.

Methodology: A descriptive study, non-probability (Purposive) sample consist of 100 nulliparous pregnant

women was carried out from November , 1st, 2018 to October, 10th, 2019 in (AL Salam) primary health

care center and two hospitals (Azadi teaching & Kirkuk general) at gynecological consultation in Kirkuk

city. To achieve the objectives of the study a developmental & constructed questionnaire conducted for the

purpose of the study, which consisted of three parts: the socio-demographic characteristics; Anxiety scale

for pregnancy (ASP) it consists of 14-items to determine the severity of the anxiety symptoms & the Wijma

Delivery Expectancy/ Experience Questionnaires (W-DEQ) consist of 33 items was used to investigate fear

of childbirth.

Results: The majority of the pregnant women (39%) aged group (26-30years), (48%) was gestational age/

week 14-26 weeks, (33%) of them graduated from secondary school, regarding to the occupation (63%)

was housewife, financial status was barely sufficient and constitute (86%), and (99%) of them from urban

residency, tenant housing (82%), nucleus family type (86%), and (73%) of them preferred normal vaginal

delivery mode and ( 96%) of the women were regularity antenatal visiting.

Conclusions: The study detected a severity of the anxiety related pregnancy was moderate, and level of fear

of childbirth was mild. Also founds a significant relationship between anxiety level and age of primiparous

women.

Author Biography

Abbas Lateef Muhe-Aldeen1 , Ameer Salah-Aldeen Abdulrazaq2 , Ahmed Mohammed Jasim3

1 M.Sc. Lecturer Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. Lecturer; 2M.Sc. Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing.

Assistant Lecturer, 3 M.Sc. Adult Nursing. Assistant Lecturer

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Abbas Lateef Muhe-Aldeen1 , Ameer Salah-Aldeen Abdulrazaq2 , Ahmed Mohammed Jasim3. (2020). Fear and Anxiety Disorders Related to Childbirth among Primiparous Women in Kirkuk City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1229-1235. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1568

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