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Table 2 Changes in lifestyle during the lockdown among pregnant women

From: The perception of Italian pregnant women and new mothers about their psychological wellbeing, lifestyle, delivery, and neonatal management experience during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: a web-based survey

  Parameter Category N = 600  %
Other psychological aspects Influence of partner at home (N = 586) a Positive influence 444 79.0 %
  Negative influence 11 2.0 %
  No influence 107 19.0 %
Influence of children at home (N = 194) a Positive influence 51 26.7 %
  Negative influence 70 36.7 %
  No influence 70 36.7 %
Fear of delivering alone Low 170 28.3 %
  High 430 71.7 %
Stress about the future Low to average 333 55.5 %
  High 267 44.5 %
Physical exercise Weekly exercise before the restrictions (N = 460) More than 2 h 268 58.3 %
Less than 2 h 192 41.7 %
Weekly exercise after the restrictions (N = 359) More than 2 h 139 38.8 %
Less than 2 h 220 61.3 %
Changes pre vs. post lock-down of weekly minutes of physical exercise (N = 503) As before 88 17.5 %
More than before 104 20.7 %
Less than before 311 61.8 %
Restrictions gave you the chance to exercise more Yes 86 14.3 %
No 514 85.7 %
Not walking outside: influence on your wellbeing a Low 115 80.8 %
High 484 19.2 %
Dietary habits Restrictions gave you the chance to eat more healthily a Yes 266 44.3 %
No 334 55.7 %
Access to care Participation in online pre-birth course a Currently participating 149 24.9 %
About to start 10 1.7 %
Not participating 439 73.4 %
Access to emergency room Gave up to go to ER 72 12.0 %
  No events 528 88.0 %
How did you solve the problem (N = 72) Phone call with Gynecologist 56 77.8 %
Phone call with midwife 24 33.3 %
Visit to private Gynecologist 35 48.6 %
Did not resolve 5 6.9 %
did you skip any planned check up? Yes 159 26.5 %
No 441 73.5 %
did you skip any planned test or vaccination? a Yes 112 18.8 %
No 483 81.2 %
  1. a Presence of missing data for these variables. Percentages were calculated on total of respondents: Influence of partner at home (N = 562), Not walking influences on your wellbeing (N = 599), Participation in online pre-birth course (N = 598), Have you skipped any planned test or vaccination (N = 595)