Author : Ossama M. Zakaria, Mohamed Yasser Ibrahim Daoud, Ghufran I. Alkhalaf, Fatemah A. Albshr, Kawthar M. Aljarrash, Noor J. Alsheef, Nihad A. AlKishi, Mervat M. Hassan, Nourah H. AlQahtani,

Abstract : The current study aimed to report the pregnant women knowledge and perception about the feto-maternal care during the pandemic's lockdown. A cross sectional anonymous questionnaire-based study took place in Saudi Arabia. Questions were electronically distributed to participants. The questionnaire includes varieties of questions to gauge their knowledge and perceptions of many pregnancy-related topics in general. It also reported their information and attitude to COVID-19 infection regarding its feto-maternal and neonatal effect and the preventive measures. Three thousand one hundred and seventy-six pregnant females participated in the study. Poor knowledge was reported in (87.9%) of respondents. Meanwhile, 384 (12.1%) had good knowledge. More than half of the women expressed a poor maternal care during the pandemic, although 1415 (44.6%) had a good one. In Conclusion, Saudi Pregnant women living in areas with a higher COVID-19 prevalence, notably, Western, Central and Eastern provinces, expressed more information about the disease. Pregnant females who previously experienced maternal complications and/ or obstructed labor were more knowledgeable about the importance of maternal care. They were eager to undergo feto maternal care, even during the pandemic lockdown. Accurate information about the relationship between COVID-19 vertical transmission and maternal complications must be widely provided to Saudi pregnant ladies.

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