Relation of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility on dream anxiety and insomnia


Cukurova Medical Journal, vol.46, no.1, pp.248-254, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.839060
  • Journal Name: Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-254
  • Keywords: Insomnia, dream anxiety, infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: There are many factors affecting thephysiological and psychological health of women duringpregnancy. This study investigated the differences betweendream anxiety and insomnia statuses of normalpregnancies and pregnancies with histories of primaryinfertility or recurrent pregnancy losses.Materials and Methods: This descriptive correlationalstudy data was collected in the Obstetrics Outpatient clinicof a private hospital located in Istanbul. This descriptivecorrelational study included 49 healthy pregnant women,49 infertile pregnant women, 49 pregnant women withhistories of recurrent pregnancy losses. The study data wascollected using the 44-item Maternal Information Form(MIF), the Van Dream Anxiety Scale (VDAS), and theInsomnia Severity Index (ISI).Results: The mean VDAS and ISI scores obtained bypregnant women with histories of primary infertility (24.9± 6.5 and 11.1 ± 3.7, respectively) and pregnant womenwith histories of recurrent pregnancy losses (26.3 ± 8.7 and12.6 ± 4.2, respectively) were statistically significantlyhigher than those obtained by healthy pregnant women(18.7 ± 6.5 and 7.8 ± 2.4, respectively). There were nosignificant differences between the VDAS and ISI scoresof pregnant women with histories of primary infertility andthose of the pregnant women with histories of recurrentpregnancy losses.Conclusion: Pregnant women with histories of primaryinfertility or recurrent pregnancy losses experiencedsignificantly more dream anxiety and insomnia thanwomen with healthy pregnancies. Healthcare professionalsshould assess women's mental statuses and provideappropriate health care to women during pregnancy.