Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Zabol, Medicinal Plants Research center Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran

2 Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing/ Midwifery, Baylor University, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

3 Department of Medical Surgery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran

4 Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran

5 Department of Midwifery, Ahvaz University of Medical Science, Ahvaz, Iran



Background: Pregnant women represent a vulnerable demographic to COVID-19. In addition to the physical health risks posed to both the mother and fetus, COVID-19 engenders intricate and unique post-recovery experiences among pregnant women. This study explored the lived experiences of pregnant women who have recovered from COVID-19.
Methods: A descriptive phenomenological approach was employed for this research, conducted in southeastern Iran from January to May 2021. A purposive sampling method was utilized to select 12 participants, and data collection was accomplished through semi-structured interviews. The Colaizzi approach was employed for data analysis.
Results: The study initially generated 278 codes, from which three principal themes aligned with the research objective. These primary themes encompass health risks, maternal responsibilities, and challenges associated with recovery.
Conclusion: Pregnant women in the process of recovering from COVID-19 confront various health-related challenges, as well as those about child health. Policymakers, obstetricians, and midwives must provide support to enhance these individuals’ postrecovery quality of health.