A woman and her newborn in a situation at risk of contracting coronavirus



The article discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on motherhood and newborns and the issue of psychological safety during gestation. Information search showed that it is necessary to work very carefully with reports of direct associations of viral infection with adverse postnatal manifestations. At the same time, at present one can observe a sharp increase in adverse outcomes of delivery, up to intrauterine death and fetal asphyxia, resuscitation of newborns and other consequences in women who refuse vaccination. The works of transnational research teams on the need to separate an infected mother and a weak newborn, to stop direct feeding, to stay together for a long time in kangaroo mode are presented. Most researchers believe that the probability of vertical transmission of the virus from mother to fetus is low and the risk of infection of the newborn is associated mainly with caregivers. Foreign studies of psychological problems of pregnant women and delivered women are presented. A huge layer of problems of the psychological well-being of an infected young mother, as well as healthy pregnant women against the background of the pandemic, is being is introduced.

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Keywords: pandemic, COVID-19, newborns, information quality, childbirth in pandemic, gestation, infected by COVIDmothers, vaccination, psychological well-being

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2022110105

For citation: Ermolova Т.V., Florova N.B. A woman and her newborn in a situation at risk of contracting coronavirus [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 48–57. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110105. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Тatiana V. Ermolova, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Chair of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4260-9087, e-mail: yermolova@mail.ru

Nina B. Florova, PhD in Biology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3309-7860, e-mail: ninaflorova@yandex.ru



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