All types of mental health issues that occur outside pregnancy can occur during pregnancy. These issues can include everything from mental disorders of a less serious nature to severe psychiatric disorders. The mental health issues can have been there before the pregnancy, develop, worsen, or change during pregnancy.
Fear before childbirth exists on a scale from no fear at all to extreme fear and anxiety (i.e. tokophobia). The fear of childbirth may be a primary fear or a secondary fear where a past event is the basis of the fear. In order to reduce the fear of childbirth, the pregnant woman can get e.g. support from midwives, relaxation exercises, psychotherapy and in some cases an elective caesarean section.
SBU will do a systematic review of the scientific evidence for:
The project will be completed in March 2021.
|Planned to be published:||Quarter 1, 2021|
|Registration no:||SBU 2019/362|