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Table 3 Maternal COVID-19-related worries

From: Maternal-fetal bonding during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Health Worries ‘Lower worry’ ‘Higher worry’
… about being infected? 84.5% 15.5%
… about friends or family being infected? 88.6% 11.2%
… about your physical health being influenced by COVID-19? 48.4% 51.6%
… about your mental/emotional health being influenced by COVID-19? 75.1% 24.9%
COVID-19 Resource Worries ‘Lower worry’ ‘Higher worry’
...that I won’t have enough groceries during city lockdowns/social distancing protocols 93.7% 6.3%
...that I will not be able to obtain a COVID-19 test if I become sick 96.2% 3.8%
...that I will not be able to receive treatment for COVID-19 if I contract it 94.2% 5.8%
...about keeping in touch with loved ones during social distancing protocols 75.5% 24.5%
...about maintaining employment during the subsequent economic downturn 80.5% 19.5%
...about having enough money to pay for rent and buy basic necessities 89.1% 10.9%
COVID-19 Pregnancy-Specific Worries ‘Lower worry’ ‘Higher worry’
...to hold, care for, and (breast) feed my baby because I fear I may transmit the virus to my baby 66.3% 33.7%
...I might become very sick, and I won’t have another trusted family member or friend to care for my baby if that happens 76.5% 23.5%
...I don’t have a way to get to the hospital if I/my baby becomes sick and I need to see a doctor 97.4% 2.6%
...that COVID-19 related stress will affect my ability to bond with my baby 84.7% 15.3%
...about contracting COVID-19 during labor and delivery 70.8% 29.2%
...that I am not receiving adequate prenatal care due to COVID-19 83.4% 16.6%
...that my birth partner or support person may not be able to be with me during labor and delivery 55.8% 44.2%
I feel more stressed about going to the hospital because of COVID-19. 32.9% 67.1%
  1. N = 686