Need for psychological counseling for pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic: A mini review
Author(s): Souzan Soufizadeh Balaneji, Mozhgan Vahabi Dastjerdi and Parmida Soleimani
Abstract: Pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable which had more psychological impact on them because of reduced social interactions and daily routines. The impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health of pregnant women were remarkable due to their prone to psychological disorders during the pregnancy period. There are some recommendations to reduce the likelihood of psychological disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic including "attention to previous mental problems of pregnant women", "screening of patients in need of psychological counseling in the first trimester of pregnancy", "providing various psychological programs according to the mothers' request, including booklets, brochures, videos and online sessions", "special contact numbers for psychological consultants for psychological emergencies of mothers" and "training the husbands of pregnant women according to the needs of mothers.
Souzan Soufizadeh Balaneji, Mozhgan Vahabi Dastjerdi, Parmida Soleimani. Need for psychological counseling for pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic: A mini review. Int J Adv Res Med 2023;5(2):75-77. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2023.v5.i2b.480