International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
to assess the level of stress among primigravida mother in Koyambedu Urban primary health centre
Linda Xavier, Swathi D and Udhaya Surya T
Pregnancy is a period of incredible changes and numerous mothers do feel worried eventually. This is totally common and not in any way surprising as observing a mothers need to adapt to the obligations that filled her life before she fell pregnant just as set herself up, mentally and physically for another appearance. While momentary pressure isn't hindering to the soundness of the mother or child and can really be useful in specific conditions, delayed times of stress have been connected to negative outcomes of pregnancy. Pregnancy in and of itself is a stressor, the changes one’s body undergoes. Stress is a complex genetically determined pattern of response of the human physiology for the demanding situation. The component of recognition demonstrates that human stress reactions reflect contrast in personality, just as contrasts in physical quality or general health. Excessive stress in pregnancy can prompt likely issues with the pregnancy. The present study aims to assess the stress level among third trimester primigravida mother. A quantitative descriptive research design was conducted among 60 primigravida mothers. Convenient sampling technique was used to select samples. Semi-structured interview was used to collect demographic data and stress level was assessed using stress scale. Mothers were explained about the purpose of the study and the psycological changes during pregnancy. The data were collected and analyzed. The study results show that there is a moderate to severe level of stress among the third trimester primigravida mother. This reveals there is a need for the stress assessment among the primigravida mother and non-pharmacological practices to reduce stress to improve fetal development and pregnancy outcome.