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Published: 31.08.2020

How is the pregnant woman's mental health affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the National Board of Health's extended precautioonary principle

Project leader Sanne Storm

Resumé The research project: “How is the pregnant woman's mental health affected by the COVID-19 crisis” and The National Board of Health's extended precautionary principle "will be an independent study linked to the collaboration agreement around the research project: “Early intervention against perinatal anxiety and depression in the Faroe Islands ”, carried out in a collaboration between the Psychiatric Depilin and the Midwifery.

The purpose of the project is to investigate and describe whether the pregnant woman's mental health is extra affected by nervousness, anxiety or even fear during the COVID-19 crisis, and investigate if the crisis creates increased uncertainty and worry about the birth situation and the time after. Furthermore, the purpose is to investigate and describe how the National Board of Health's extended precautionary principle under The COVID-19 crisis has consequences for the pregnant woman's opportunities to maintain her mental health in last trimester of pregnancy. Here, the purpose is, among other things, to investigate whether the pregnant woman manages to undertake and participate in various initiatives that support and ensure her mental health during pregnancy, prepares her for the birth situation and the postpartum period during COVID-19 the crisis. This includes a description of what interventions the pregnant women are participating in and in what way the pregnant woman find supports and benefits under the impacts of the COVID crisis.

Project period 01.05.2020 - 01.12.2020

Team The Psyciatric Centre and the Maternity Ward at the National Hospital. 

Funding COVID-19 funding from the Research Council.

Contact sanne.storm@ls.fo

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