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HERNANDEZ ALONSO, Judith et al. Impact of Covid-19 confinement on mental and emotional health in the pregnant population. Index Enferm [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.3, pp.204-208.  Epub June 06, 2022. ISSN 1699-5988.


Analyses the impact of Covid-19 confinement on the mental health of the pregnant and describe various variables that could influence it.


The analysis was through descriptive statistics. At last no sample of 362 pregnant women undergoing follow-up in the area of the La Paz University Hospital.


51.9 % of pregnant women were on sick / maternity leave, 3.9 % worked outside the home. 36.7 % lived in an apartment without the possibility of being outdoors. The STAI Trait Test score was 16.4 ± 8.3 and increased to 22.3 ± 12.7 when assessing stress / anxiety through the STAI State Test at the time of confinement. 61.6 % were not able to express feelings adequately.


Confinement due to SARS-Cov2 has had a negative effect on anxiety and depression in pregnant women. Adequate emotional intelligence is a skill that protects pregnant women against stress and anxiety.

Keywords : Covid-19; SARS-CoV-2; Confinement; Pregnancy; Mental health; Emotional intelligence.

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