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Exploring the Effect of Covid-19 on Women’s Experiences of Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum in Indonesia: an Online Survey

ANDARI WURI ASTUTI; CESA SEPTIANA PRATIWI; VINAMI YULIAN; ARUM PRATIWI; FIRDAUS HAFIDZ AS SHIDIEQ; EMI NURJASMI; LINDA MC GOWAN; ELIZABETH HUGHES; YU FU
Publish : 2020 | -


This project is opportunistic in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous epidemics (e.g. SARS) have had a deleterious effect on the wellbeing and mental health of pregnant women and their babies. Anecdotal and media accounts reveal that the current pandemic is affecting women’s psychoscial health, their sense of wellbeing and provison of maternity care.The affects may be particularly acute for those women with mental health problems (new or existing). We aim to conduct an online survey of women (approx. 1000) currently pregnant, about to give birth and postpartum to explore their experiences of pregnancy and service provision in the current pandemic. It builds on a strong collaboration with partners in Indonesia; this will ensure maximum coverage of the survey. This study has the potential to address two Grand Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) priority areas 1) Equitable access to sustainable development and 2) Human rights, good governance and social justice. The immediate impact will be a detailed understanding of women’s experiences of being pregnant, about to give birth or postpartum in the context of Indonesia. Longer term impact will ensue from a more detailed analysis which will allow for subgroup analysis. In turn, this will allow us to design tailored interventions to support women who are pregnant during the Covid-19 emergency.

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