The social and psychological consequences of women getting pregnant with fertility treatment: A qualitative study

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Mızrak Şahin B., Gürsoy E.

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, vol.57, no.2, pp.463-472, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12641
  • Journal Name: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.463-472
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLCPurpose: This study focuses on psychological and social problems of women getting pregnant with fertility before and after pregnancy. This study to gain a more in-depth understanding of the processes in which infertility affected the kinds of psychological and social consequences they experienced. Design and Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used in the study. The descriptive and thematic content analysis methods were used for the analysis of the data obtained for the study. Findings: The identified themes are as follows: (1) society's social and psychological pressure, (2) isolation from the “fertile” world, (3) effects on marital relationship, (4) perspectives of family members, (5) experiencing pregnancy. Implications for Nursing Practice: Supportive counseling provided by nurses can be an integral component of treatment in infertile women.