The Effect of Unplanned Pregnancy on Antenatal Depression: A Meta-Analysis

Dinda Anindita Salsabilla1), Hanung Prasetya2), Bhisma Murti1)


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Study Program in Acupuncture, Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Surakarta



Background: Family planning is a potential strategy for the prevention of postpartum depression. Women who report unintended pregnancies during prenatal care must be educated of their increased risk, even if they do not exhibit antenatal depressive symptoms. This study aimed to examine the effect of unplanned pregnancy on antenatal depression.

Subjects and Method: This was a meta-analysis and systematic review toward unplanned pregnancy and antenatal depression. The study was conducted by selected published articles from 2010 to 2020 in Google Scholar, PubMed, and Springer Link electronic databases. “unplanned pregnancy” AND “antenatal depression” OR “risk factor” AND “antenatal depression” OR “antenatal depression” AND “cross sectional” AND “EPDS” AND “adjusted odd ratio” keywords were used to collected the articles. The inclusion criteria were full text, using cross-sectional study, and reporting adjusted odd ratio. The articles were analyzed using PRISMA guidelines and Revman 5.3.

Results: 7 articles were reported that unplanned pregnancy escalated the risk of antenatal depression (aOR= 2.32; 95% CI=1.86 to 2.90; p<0.001).

Conclusion: Unplanned pregnancy escalates the risk of antenatal depression.

Keywords: unplanned pregnancy, depression, pregnancy

Correspondence: Dinda Anindita Salsabilla. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: Mobile: 081249007525.


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