Fear for the safety and health of the fetus are major sources of anxiety.
Many patients at risk for preterm delivery report dividing the pregnancy into milestones determined by increasing survival rates of the fetus as pregnancy progresses.
Families feel confused if information is presented in a manner they have difficulty understanding and in times of extreme stress, they need to hear several different explanations to comprehend what is being said. Women also report a loss of control of the pregnancy and feel they cannot question the decisions being made because the health care team is acting to save the baby. Another stressor occurs when conflicting information is given by different health care professionals. Families are angry and
distrustful when health care professionals seem unable to agree on basic information, such as estimated gestational age.
In addition to the stress of having a complication during pregnancy, treatment can also be stressful. Treatment of high-risk conditions varies but often includes bed rest. Although bed rest is the oldest treatment for complications of pregnancy, there is not a standard definition of what bed rest is. This treatment can range from complete bed rest to partial bed rest during certain hours of the day. The high-risk patient may be sent home to follow a pre- scribed plan of care or may be hospitalized. When hospitalization occurs, the patient may be on the obstetric unit or in an adult ICU if her condition is serious. Each location of treatment provides its own stressors for the patient.Women at home are in familiar surroundings, but may fear for their safety or the safety of the fetus without the reassurance of constant supervision in the hospital. Fathers feel anxious about leaving the mother home alone while they go to work and describe their state as one of continuous worry.
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家庭感到迷茫如果資訊是提出有些他們有困難理解並且在極端重音時候, 他們需要聽見幾個不同的解釋領會什麼是前述。他們無法對決定表示懷疑被做的婦女並且報告懷孕和感到控制損失因為醫療保健隊行動保存嬰孩。其它致壓力素發生當矛盾的資訊由不同的醫療保健專家提供。家庭是惱怒和懷疑的當醫療保健專家似乎無法同意基本的資訊, 譬如估計的gestational 年齡。
除重音有之外複雜化在懷孕期間, 治療可能並且緊張。高風險情況的治療變化但經常包括床休息。雖然床休息是最舊的治療為懷孕的複雜化, 沒有什麼的一個標準定義是床休息。這種治療可能範圍從完全床休息對部份床休息在天的某些小時期間。如果她的情況是嚴肅的高風險患者也許被送在家跟隨關心一個前劃線的計劃或也許住醫院。當住院治療發生, 患者也許是在產科單位或在成人加護病房。治療的各個地點為患者提供它自己的致壓力素。婦女在家是在熟悉的周圍, 但也許恐懼為他們的安全或胎兒的安全沒有恆定的監督再保證在醫院。父親感到急切對留給母親在家單獨當他們去工作和描述他們的狀態作為一個連續的憂慮。