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Pregnant women have symptoms higher than anxiety and depression during the Corona epidemic

A new study revealed that pregnant women have higher symptoms of depression and anxiety during the Corona pandemic, and the study, which was published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, added that obese women with higher BMI and lower social support are the most affected by Corona.

According to the "Medical" website, 204 women participated in the study, which included completing questionnaires related to depression, anxiety and social support.

The results of the study highlight the need to improve mental health care during pregnancy, especially in exceptional circumstances such as a global epidemiological situation or lockdown, as this can cause increased stress and increased symptoms of anxiety and depression, leading to unwanted consequences for pregnancy in the newborn. In the future.

According to the American Centers for Disease Prevention, the Corona epidemic has had a major impact on our lives, as many of us face challenges that can be stressful and cause feelings of anxiety and depression in adults and children, as well as pregnant women, so public health measures, such as social distancing, are necessary to limit the spread Corona, but it can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.

Learning how to deal with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you more resilient.

Stress can cause:

Feeling of fear, anger, sadness, anxiety, numbness, or frustration

Changes in appetite, energy, desires and interests

Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

Difficulty sleeping or nightmares

Physical reactions such as headache, body aches, stomach problems, and rashes

Worsening chronic health problems

Worsening mental health conditions

Ways to overcome stress and anxiety in the Corona pandemic


Taking breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including those on social media It is good to be aware, but hearing news of the pandemic constantly can be annoying. Consider limiting news to a few times a day and disconnecting the phone TV and computer screens for a while.

 Taking deep breaths or stretching exercises.

Eat healthy, balanced meals.

Exercise regularly.

Get enough sleep.

Make time to relax. Try to do some other activities that you enjoy.

Communicate with others via social media or by phone.