How does the coronavirus affect childbearing?

A survey revealed how Hungarian couples’ desire to have babies developed in the light of the pandemic.

“We later postponed the baby project because we are most afraid that the virus could have serious complications for both the mother and the little one. At the same time, we pay more attention to ourselves and do more to strengthen our spiritual bonds.”Revealed, among other things, the Insist on it! from an online, non-representative survey published by the program, which sought to shed light on the how the desire of Hungarian couples to have children developed during the coronavirus epidemic.

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According to a recently published U.S. study, about one-third of American women delay childbearing due to a coronavirus epidemic. According to CBS News research, most people have changed their plans to start a family citing economic insecurity, losing their jobs, not to mention that many are particularly afraid of pregnancy-related complications in this epidemic. Most likely, they are not alone in this world. In Hungary, too, many may have been unsure whether or not to dare to become pregnant. This was followed by the questionnaire entitled “Starting a family at the time of the crown – This is how Hungarians plan with having a baby”. program. Let’s see how our compatriots’ ideas about having children have changed this year!

Babaprojekt? Elnapolva

65.2 percent of those surveyed said their childbearing plans were influenced by the epidemic, and the baby project was postponed to a later date because they did not want to worry about the virus while expecting a baby. 31.7 percent of them haven’t changed anything, they’re doing everything the way they have so far. And 3.1 percent abandoned childbearing altogether because of too much uncertainty. Moreover, more than half of the respondents, 57.9 percent, have changed their minds, are no longer planning to have children this year, and only 9.9 percent of them have a baby on their way.

What are we most afraid of?

The vast majority of those who completed the questionnaire, 68.9 percent, fear that the mother will catch the coronavirus during pregnancy, which could have serious complications for her and the baby. Much less than that, 10.4 percent of them fear that they may miss out on tests or be self-forgetful about the period that should be the most amazing thing in a woman’s life. 9 percent said the epidemic didn’t affect their plans to start a family, and surprisingly, only 7.8 percent indicated that they feared losing their jobs, losing their income, and not being able to give their children everything they could. they want. Only 3.9 percent of respondents are afraid of running out of time, which is completely understandable, as 83.8 percent of those surveyed are between 25 and 35 years old.

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We have become more aware and confident in the future

According to the survey, the pandemic also has a positive effect, as the quarantine period, according to most respondents (73.2 percent), was a great opportunity to deal more with themselves, each other, their relationship, their family, ie strengthening their spiritual ties. It is aware that 58.3 per cent of respondents, assessing the current situation, return to contraception due to delayed childbearing within a controlled framework, ie has already consulted her gynecologist on the coronavirus in this matter. It is reassuring that the vast majority of participants, 74.4 percent, have changed their lifestyles recently as a result of the epidemic: they pay more attention to themselves and their loved ones because they know they have to do everything for their health if they want a baby, so even in this period. It seems, then, that after the epidemic has passed, babies may be back on the agenda for many.



Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.

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