Mental Illness of Pregnant Womenin Al-zahraaTeaching Hospital, Wasit Al-Kut 2019
Keywords:Mental illness, Pregnant, Teaching Hospital, Kut 2019.
Maternal mental health considered as an important subject among leading public health experts. It has
been shown that women are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness compared
to men. Chronic stress, experiencing war, and history of abuse are the most effective factors that associated
with mental illness. Iraq has experienced years of challenging circumstances due to the political and social
environment as well as due to physical barriers to health care services. This paper presents findings of
previous literatures in relative to mental illness among Iraqi women.In the current study, we are aiming to
determine the mental illness symptoms and effects in pregnancy during a period of all trimesters.Moreover,
we try to assess risk factors’ effects on mental illness symptoms in order to have better understanding
of the occurrence and associated factors in pregnancy.Type of study comparative cross -sectional study
with analytic component.A cross section study was conducted from 2018/9/5 to 2019/8/25. Observations
of present study show that there is a relationship between some factors like domestic violence,un planned
for pregnancy, previous miscarriage, psychological trauma before or during pregnancy.Our study mainly
focusing on women with maternal mental illness and inform strategies that would help to reduce and manage
maternal mental problems in order to promote their general health status.
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