The Relationship Between The Self-Perceived Power and Fear of Childbirth Among Pregnant Women


  • Saliha YURTÇİÇEK EREN Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi
  • Ayşin ÇETİNKAYA BÜYÜKBODUR Muş Alparslan University



Pregnancy, Fear of childbirth, Empowerment of women


Purpose: To investigate the relationships between the self-perceived power of women during pregnancy and their fears of the postpartum period.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Methods: 302 pregnant women who could be reached by snowball sampling method were included in the study. The data were collected through the introductory information form, the Women's Psychological Empowerment Scale, and the Fear of Childbirth and the Postpartum Period Scale.

Results: A highly significant negative correlation found between the perceived power of women and their worries during and after childbirth (r(302) = −.808, p < 0.001).

Conclusions: The empowerment of women psychologically can reduce their fear of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.


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YURTÇİÇEK EREN, S., & ÇETİNKAYA BÜYÜKBODUR, A. . (2023). The Relationship Between The Self-Perceived Power and Fear of Childbirth Among Pregnant Women. WORLD WOMEN STUDIES JOURNAL, 8(2), 237–247.