Maternal Anxiety Levels with Newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hilla Maternity and Childbirth Hospital in AL-Hilla City
Keywords:Maternal, Anxiety, Newborn
Aims: To comparing maternal anxiety levels for infants in the NICU and mother in the postnatal care-service
(PCS) for stable newborns. Methodology This descriptive study was carried out in Al-Hilla Children’s and
Birth Hospital, Al-Hilla City . The 1st 200 families, counting pregnant mother in personal care services
(n=100) and pregnant women in neonatal intensive care unit (n=100), backed up by participant as of
May , 2018. As data gathering tools, including the STAI TX-1-STAI TX-2 inventory, questionnaires were
used to detect the characteristic of mother and newborn. Results Characteristic rates of anxiety were not
substantially different between NICU neonate mothers and PCS neonate mothers (t = 0.588, p = 0.557),
while status level of anxiety varied greatly among the 2 classes (t = -5.109, p = < 0.001). Motherland anxiety
level were determined to be higher for mother whose children in the NICU compared with those of mother
whose children were on personal care-services. Conclusion It can boost anxiety and lead to mothers being
a mother to a newborn sick. During this difficult time, nursing care may rise mothers’ ability to deal with the
sick stresses of the newborn
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