Analysis of Anxiety on the Choice of Birthing Place During Covid-19 Pandemic in Sepanjang Village, Gondanglegi District, Malang Regency
Keywords:Pregnant Women, Anxiety, Birthing Place
Anxiety and fear were at the top most frequently experienced by pregnant women before delivery. This could also be caused by concerns about the smooth delivery process related to the choice of birthing place. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between anxiety and the choice of birthing place during Covid-19 pandemic in Sepanjang Village, Gondanglegi District, Malang Regency. This research is a quantitative research using correlative analytic research type and the research design used is cross sectional. The population of this study were all third trimester pregnant women in Sepanjang Village who were not confirmed positive for Covid-19, as many as 30 people. The sampling technique used was total sampling, with a sample of 30 people. The data analysis technique used was Chi-Square. Respondents experienced the most anxiety in the moderate category as many as 12 people (40,0%). Most respondents chose the birthing place at BPM (Independent Practice Midwives) as many as 16 people (53,3%). There was a relationship between anxiety and the choice of birthing place during Covid-19 pandemic in Sepanjang Village, Gondanglegi District, Malang Regency (ρ-value = 0,000). Pregnant women without anxiety and with mild anxiety prefer the birthing place at BPM, while those who experience moderate and severe anxiety prefer the birthing place at Public Health Center and Hospital. The public is expected to consult with health workers regarding the anxiety experienced by health workers.