Farname Inc. in collaboration with Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article

Authors

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Endometriosis Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Background & Objective: Considering the importance of good sleep quality during pregnancy and the adverse effects of poor sleep quality on mother before and after childbirth and also its adverse effects on the fetus and newborn, identifying the related factors to sleep disturbance is important. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between prenatal and sleep quality in pregnant women.
Materials & Methods: The present cross-sectional study was done on 150 pregnant women who were referred to Baqiyatallah Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Convenience sampling method was used for choosing participants. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) were used for gathering information.
Results: The prevalence rates of poor sleep quality in first, second and third trimesters were 36%, 54% and 62%, respectively. In all three trimesters, the newborn health parameter had the highest score and relationship score had the lowest score. There was a statistically significant relationship between prenatal concerns and sleep quality of pregnant women in all three trimesters of pregnancy (P<0.05).
Conclusion: We found the significant relationship between pregnancy concerns and sleep quality of pregnant women in all three trimesters of pregnancy, and this finding indicates the direct effect of pregnancy concerns on sleep quality during pregnancy. Therefore, it is necessary to plan and perform the necessary interventions to minimize the concerns of pregnant women.

Highlights

 We found the significant relationship between pregnancy concerns and sleep quality of pregnant women in all three trimesters of pregnancy, and this finding indicates the direct effect of pregnancy concerns on sleep quality during pregnancy. Therefore, it is necessary to plan and perform the necessary interventions to minimize the concerns of pregnant women.

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