A Phenomenological Study of Pregnant Women's Experience : COVID-19 Lockdown Period

2020 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology  
Introduction and objective: Pregnant women are facing challenges with the restrictions during the lockdown period. Advices/instructions from husband and support system contribute to anxiety. The objective of the study includes describing pregnant women's experiences during COVID -19 lockdown period. Material and Method: Qualitative Research Approach and Descriptive Phenomenological as research Design were used. Sample size was four Pregnant women from Urban community during COVID -19 lockdown
more » ... riod .The investigator collected the data on lived experiences of pregnant women through in-depth interview, which was lasted for 45-60 minutes. Qualitative rigor was done, researcher 'Bracketed' her own feelings and experiences about the content under investigation. Triangulation was applied and member checking was done. To ensure credibility the investigator had co researcher review the data. Dependability is achieved by clearly laid down the steps and also in analysis process to ensure that anyone wishing to conduct study can easily follow and carry out the steps. Transferability of the study was ensured by the exhibition of a dense narration of the samples research context and setting. The quality of data collected was significant. Finding: Four themes were emerged: Unknown fear, Anxiety, inclination towards Spirituality and State of Dilemma. Conclusion: Most of the participant reported a negative overall experience but very much appreciated the support of husband and other family members. Shown strong peer relationships creating an environment which is supportive in nature. An unknown fear and pressure is prevailing which needs to be addressed
doi:10.37506/ijfmt.v14i4.12253 fatcat:yxfcwphcobaknajvnjsybozwce