Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 485--491

Mental health of iranian pregnant women during pandemic of COVID-19: A systematic review


Mojtaba Toghyani1, Ali Toghyani2 
1 Department of Psychology, Daneshpajoohan Pishro Higher Education Institute, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Curriculum Planning, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mojtaba Toghyani
Department of Psychology, Daneshpajoohan Pishro Higher Education Institute, Isfahan
Iran

Background: An evaluation of Iranian pregnant women's mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak is an ignored issue. The current study aimed to investigate the mental health of Iranian pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: Literature searching was conducted, and studies were published from 01 March 2020 to 30 June 2022 on PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, SID, and Magiran screened for the relevant articles. Results: There was a total of 10 studies included in this systematic review. In the present study, the prevalence of moderate to the high level of depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms was 40%, 19 to 74%, and 70%, respectively. There were some protective factors such as physical activity, social support, using progressive relaxation, and husbands' involvement in caring behaviours of their pregnant wives that can enhance the mental health of Iranian pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: Regarding the high prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress among Iranian pregnant women during the current pandemic, the mental health status of pregnant women should be regularly evaluated and essential educational and interventional programs should be provided for this population.


How to cite this article:
Toghyani M, Toghyani A. Mental health of iranian pregnant women during pandemic of COVID-19: A systematic review.Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2022;27:485-491


How to cite this URL:
Toghyani M, Toghyani A. Mental health of iranian pregnant women during pandemic of COVID-19: A systematic review. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 7 ];27:485-491
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