• Nurhidaya Fitria Midwifery Professional Program, Al Insyirah Pekanbaru College of Health Sciences
  • Rizka Mardiya Midwifery Professional Program, Al Insyirah Pekanbaru College of Health Sciences
  • Hirza Rahmita Midwifery Professional Program, Al Insyirah Pekanbaru College of Health Sciences


Factors, depression, pregnant women, and covid-19


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the country to implement mass quarantine, social isolation occurs, job loss, increased parenting responsibilities, fear of illness, and restrictions on family gatherings, religious celebrations, births, and funerals. The experience of isolation plus rumors in the mass media. All of that causes fear, including in pregnant women. Depression in pregnant women has become a significant public health problem with a prevalence of 26.0% and during the 29.6% COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase of 3.4%. The prevalence of depression in pregnant women was higher at 32 weeks of gestation (13.5%) compared to 8 weeks postpartum (9.1%). Objective: To discover the factors that cause depression in pregnant women in the era of the covid-19 pandemic. Method: Scoping review adapting Arksey and O'Malley framework. Search articles using three databases (PubMed, EBSCO, and ProQuest). Keywords used (Factor) AND (Depression)) AND (Pregnancy)) AND (Covid-9)). Review selection and characterization were carried out using a Critical Appraisal assessment using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) tool. Results: 6 articles out of 1,111 were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Factors that cause depression in pregnant women in the era of the covid-19 pandemic are described in 1 theme, namely, factors that cause depression in pregnant women in the era of the covid-19 pandemic. Conclusion: Factors causing depression in pregnant women in the era of the covid-19 pandemic, namely, concerns about the transmission of covid to mothers and babies, concerns about covid-19, light exercise, and limited health services


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