Hafiza Nighat Khalil, Umm e Rubab, Iqra Zafar
Introduction: Depression and anxiety during pregnancy is a major public health problem because of their high prevalence. Aims and objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the stress and depression during pregnancy. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in SIMS during January 2019 to July 2019. Data were collected from 100 pregnant female patients. Participants were selected through randomly sampling technique. All the data were collected through a questionnaire. Results: The data was collected from 100 female patients. The mean maternal age of study and control groups were 28.4±5.5 and 29.4±5.7 years, respectively. Median gestational age of study participants was 11.1±2.1 weeks and 10.9±2.2 weeks for controls. No statistically significant difference was observed between the study and control groups in terms of maternal and gestational age, gravidity, parity, abortus, occupation, housing, and education levels. Conclusion: It is concluded that pregnancy is a time of increased vulnerability for the development of anxiety and mood disorders.