Psychological Changes     of Pregnancy     Reynel Dan L. Galicinao
A woman‟s attitude toward a  pregnancy depends a great deal  on psychological aspects:  • The environment in which she    ...
• The society and culture in  which she lives as an adult• Whether the pregnancy  came at a good time in  her life
Psychological Changes ofPregnancy• Social Influences• Cultural Influences• Family Influences
SOCIALINFLUENCES
In the past:                Today: • The pregnancy was           • Our society view   conveyed as a 9-              pregna...
In the past:               Today:• At the time of birth,    • Instead of general  she was separated          anesthetics t...
• The couple‟s outlook about  pregnancy and childbirth are  affected by:   Their cultural background   Their personal ex...
• People‟s opinion about the  following have changed:   Adolescent pregnancy   “Late in life” pregnancy   Lesbian pregn...
• Nurses can make pregnancy  and childbirth more enjoyable  for clients and their families by:    Informing women about t...
CULTURAL INFLUENCES
• Certain cultural beliefs and taboos  may place restrictions on a woman‟s  behavior and activities regarding her  pregnan...
• Examples:   Lifting your arms over your head    during pregnancy will cause the    cord to twist.   Watching a lunar e...
• Listen to such “tell tales” to show  respect for the person‟s beliefs, but  encourage the woman to ask her  health care ...
FAMILYINFLUENCES
Positive Influence• Woman and her siblings were loved  and seen as a pleasant outcome of a  happy marriage• Pregnancy is n...
Negative Influence• Woman and her siblings were seen  as intruders or were blamed for the  break-up of a marriage• Excruci...
View pregnancy as a disaster
• „People love as they have been  loved.‟• If a woman had difficulty  loving others because she has  not received love, sh...
• To mother her baby well, she should  be able to feel pleasurable  anticipation at the prospect of  rearing a child.• Bec...
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Psychological changes of pregnancy

  1. 1. Psychological Changes of Pregnancy Reynel Dan L. Galicinao
  2. 2. A woman‟s attitude toward a pregnancy depends a great deal on psychological aspects: • The environment in which she was raised • The messages about pregnancy her family communicated to her as a child
  3. 3. • The society and culture in which she lives as an adult• Whether the pregnancy came at a good time in her life
  4. 4. Psychological Changes ofPregnancy• Social Influences• Cultural Influences• Family Influences
  5. 5. SOCIALINFLUENCES
  6. 6. In the past: Today: • The pregnancy was • Our society view conveyed as a 9- pregnancy as a time month-long illness of health • The pregnant woman • Women bring their went alone to a families for prenatal physician‟s office for care care
  7. 7. In the past: Today:• At the time of birth, • Instead of general she was separated anesthetics to “sleep from her family and through” labor and admitted to a hospital birth, they are urged to actively participate in• She was hospitalized the experience in seclusion from visitors and even • Birthing rooms and from the new baby for family-centered care a week afterward helped involved families in childbirth
  8. 8. • The couple‟s outlook about pregnancy and childbirth are affected by:  Their cultural background  Their personal experiences  Experiences of friends and relatives  Current public philosophy of childbirth
  9. 9. • People‟s opinion about the following have changed:  Adolescent pregnancy  “Late in life” pregnancy  Lesbian pregnancy
  10. 10. • Nurses can make pregnancy and childbirth more enjoyable for clients and their families by:  Informing women about their new health care options  Continuing to work with other health care providers to “demedicalize” childbirth
  11. 11. CULTURAL INFLUENCES
  12. 12. • Certain cultural beliefs and taboos may place restrictions on a woman‟s behavior and activities regarding her pregnancy• During prenatal visit, ask the woman and her partner if there is anything they believe that should or should not be done to make the pregnancy successful and keep the baby healthy.
  13. 13. • Examples:  Lifting your arms over your head during pregnancy will cause the cord to twist.  Watching a lunar eclipse will cause birth deformities
  14. 14. • Listen to such “tell tales” to show respect for the person‟s beliefs, but encourage the woman to ask her health care provider to find out if there is any substance to them.
  15. 15. FAMILYINFLUENCES
  16. 16. Positive Influence• Woman and her siblings were loved and seen as a pleasant outcome of a happy marriage• Pregnancy is natural and simple Positive attitude toward her pregnancy
  17. 17. Negative Influence• Woman and her siblings were seen as intruders or were blamed for the break-up of a marriage• Excruciating pain and endless suffering in labor• “If you hadn‟t come along:  I could have had gone to college.”  I could have had a career.”
  18. 18. View pregnancy as a disaster
  19. 19. • „People love as they have been loved.‟• If a woman had difficulty loving others because she has not received love, she may worry that she will have difficulty loving and accepting the fetus growing within her
  20. 20. • To mother her baby well, she should be able to feel pleasurable anticipation at the prospect of rearing a child.• Becoming a mother is a second adjustment above and beyond being pregnant• The mother who views mothering as a positive activity is more likely to be pleased when she becomes pregnant than one who devalues mothering

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