High-Risk Pregnancy and Obstetric Complication during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Semarang, Central Java

Maryani Setyowati1), Agung Wardoyo1), Jaka Prasetya1),

Nanik Puji Handayani2)


1)Faculty of Health, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro

2) Semarang Health Office, Central Java



Background: Many pregnant women in Indonesia, particularly in remote areas, do not regularly visit health clinics and so complications are not detected and dealt with early enough. The maternal mortality rate was still high in Indonesia in 2017 at an estimated 177 deaths per 100,00 live births. The high maternal mortality rate in Indonesia is related to the number of pregnant women who experience high-risk pregnancies. This study aimed to describe the high-risk pregnancy and obstetric complication during the COVID-19 pandemic in Semarang, Central Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Semarang City Health Office, Central Java, from 2019 to September 2021. Data on a sample of pregnant women were taken from Semarang City Health Office for this study. The dependent variables were high-risk pregnancy and obstetric complication. The data were described in percent.

Results: In 2020, the number of pregnant women in Semarang was 25,981. The incidence of high-risk pregnancy was 9,207 (9,207/25,981= 35.4%) in 2020. The incidence of pregnant women with obstetric complication was 1,741 (1,741/ 25,981= 6.7%) in 2020.

Conclusion: The incidences of high-risk pregnancy and obstetric complication are still high in Semarang, Central Java in 2020.

Keywords: high risk pregnancy, obstetric complication, COVID-19, pregnant women

Correspondence: Maryani Setyowati. Universitas Dian Nuswantoro. Jl. Nakula 1 No. 5-10 Semarang, Central Java. Email: maryani.setyowati@dsn.dinus.ac.id. Mobile: 081326271072.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHmaternal.FP.08.2021.17

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