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Ajele Kenni Wojujutari, Oladejo Teslim Alabi and Olasupo Matthew
The study examined the influence of prenatal stress and sleep quality on pregnant women psychological capital before birth. A cross-sectional survey was used in the study. Convenience sampling technique was used to select 238 antenatal women attending Mother/Child clinic in Ondo State. The result showed significant relationship between prenatal stress and psychological capital among antenatal women. Also sleep quality had a significant influence on psychological capital among antenatal women. It was concluded that inadequate sleep and prenatal stress affect psychological capital. Based on the study findings, it was recommended that health practitioners and maternal health policy makers and nongovernmental agencies should provide adequate prenatal stress management training for antenatal women and maternal health care providers should also provide important information about good sleep quality in relations to their conditions to enhance their psychological capital.