Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality affecting 5–10% of pregnancies. Mental health issues are often exhibited in this vulnerable population partly due to the rigid management of this condition including prolonged bed rest. The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe women's experience with preeclampsia and being placed on bed rest. Six themes emerged including: negative feelings and thoughts, lack of guidelines about their diagnosis, family stressors, lack of social support, not being heard, loss of normal pregnancy, and physical symptoms. The identified categories provide insight into improving care for these women.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Issues in Mental Health Nursing|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2016|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatric Mental Health