Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Prenatal Stress on the Premature Birth


  • Irfa Nur Faujiah Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Bhisma Murti Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Hanung Prasetya Study Program of Acupunture, School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Surakarta


Background: Premature birth is a major global public health problem, especially in developing countries. One of the causes of this incident is exposure to psychological stress experienced during pregnancy. This study aims to estimate the magnitude of the effect of prenatal stress on preterm birth using a meta-analysis study.

Subjects and Method: The meta-analysis research was conducted by selecting articles published in the years 2006-2020, from the PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Direc


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How to Cite

Faujiah, I. N., Murti, B., & Prasetya, H. (2020). Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Prenatal Stress on the Premature Birth. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 5(6), 601–613. Retrieved from