(Nutritional Intake and Mental Health of Maternal During a Pandemic)
SCORA CIMSA FK YARSI
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on maternal and antenatal health services. In this pandemic situation, many pregnant women are reluctant to have their pregnancy checked at the Puskesmas or other health services for fear of contracting the Coronavirus. Another problem that arises is nutritional problems in pregnant women. Nutritional problems are an indirect cause of preventable maternal and child mortality. The low nutritional status of pregnant women during pregnancy can result in various adverse effects for mothers and babies, including babies born with low birth weight (LBW). Babies with LBW have a 10--20 times greater chance of dying than babies born with sufficient birth weight
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Based on this background, in commemoration of World Maternal Mental Health Day 2021 which is annually commemorated on May 6, SCORA CIMSA FK YARSI took the initiative to hold a webinar. This webinar is called NOMADIC, which stands for Nutritional Intake and Mental Health of Maternal During a Pandemic. This event also aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the general public, especially pregnant women regarding the importance of Maternal Mental Health, Antenatal Care, and Nutrition Intake of Maternal during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOMADIC was held on May 29, 2021, in a Zoom Meeting platform with five speakers, namely Dr. Wiwin Hendriani, S.Psi., M.Sc. as chairman of HIMPSI (Himpunan Psikolog Indonesia), dr. Vikie Nouvrisia A., M.Gizi, SpGK as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Anisa Rahmawati, S.Psi. as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Entos Zainal, DCN, S.P., MPHM as the General Chairperson of PERSAGI (Persatuan Ahli Gizi Indonesia), and Dr. Rafiyandi Sp.OG as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Wiwin Hendriani, S.Psi., M.Sc. delivered material on the role of the mental health support system for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. dr. Vikie Nouvrisia A., M.Gizi, SpGK delivered material on nutrition intake of maternal. Anisa Rahmawati, S.Psi., Psikolog delivered material on maintaining the mental health of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Entos Zainal, DCN, S.P., MPHM delivered material on nutrition intake of maternal. And Dr. Rafiyandi Sp.OG delivered material on antenatal care procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There was an increase of 12% in the participant’s pre-test and post-test results. These results indicate that participant’s knowledge about the importance of Maternal Mental Health, Antenatal Care, and Nutrition Intake of Maternal during the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing. This webinar was attended by 46 participants from all over Indonesia. We hope that this project can increase public knowledge about Maternal Mental Health, Antenatal Care, and Nutrition Intake of Maternal during the COVID-19 pandemic.