Chao Ji

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Abstract Objective To study the impacts of obstetric complications and anxiety among pregnant women in non-epizootic area which are caused by COVID-19. Design Retrospective cohort. Setting China. Population or sample the women who delivered in the third trimester of pregnancy in Qingdao Municipal hospital for the year the months March and April, 2019 and 2020. Method This paper is based on the clinical data from This paper makes a detailed analysis of the problems that can arise because of special circumstances related with delivery history, personal physical symptoms, anxiety index, adverse complications as well as neonatal birth weight. Result Comparing with the same period between 2019 and 2020, maternal age(32.12±5.32vs31.01±4.21, P<0.05) and the ratio of macrosomia(12.10%vs2.53%)are increasing steadily. Meanwhile, times of prenatal visits (10.49±2.15vs10.89±1.81, P<0.05) and score of PHQ-9(1.46±2.09vs4.96±1.38, P<0.05)are to fall significantly。 Conclusion It is helpful to relieve the negative emotion of fear and anxiousness for the pregnant women if they can be encouraged and soothed by social support. The leading cause why regular checkups are decreasing is due to the fear of the epidemic and the transport restrictions, which, in return, may result in a lack of effective management in fetal weight. The COVID-19 had no giant effect on the third trimester of pregnant women. Government as well as obstetric practitioners should strengthen the education of fetal weight management during the pregnancy. Keywords Pregnancy; COVID-19; obstetric complications; anxiety Tweetable abstract The COVID-19 had no giant effect on the third trimester of pregnant women in the non-epizootic area China.