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ISSN: 2572-0899

Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies
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Research Article

Need for Psychological Assessment during Pregnancy- A Nursing Perspective

Prabhuswami Hiremath*

Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, India

*Corresponding Author:
Prabhuswami Hiremath
Department Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences, India
Tel: +91-9665620425
Email: [email protected]

Received date: June 27, 2016; Accepted date: July 20, 2016; Published date: July 30, 2016

Citation: Hiremath P (2016) Need for Psychological Assessment during Pregnancy- A Nursing Perspective. Glob J Nurs Forensic Stud 1: 107. doi: 10.4172/2572-0899.1000107

Copyright: © 2016 Hiremath P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Impact of mother’s psychology on fetus starts right from the conception. Much research has been concerned on postnatal aspect rather than antenatal. The objective of this article is to prepare a slight insight into the nurse’s role and responsibility in handling the patients during antenatal period with special reference to emotional aspect in Indian scenario. Nurses must know the common types of stressors that are most relevant to women during pregnancy with their socio-cultural aspects so that she consider those issues while giving care, counseling and health education. Preparation of international nursing standards for caring mothers’ psychological aspect is required. Development of nursing theories helps in guiding the students to approach in an effective patient care and management. Undertaking cross sectional study limits the effect of poor psychological well-being on pregnancy outcome but longitudinal study yield more depth knowledge.