INTRODUCTION: Being diagnosed with a risky pregnancy and complications developing during pregnancy cause both stress and uncertainty for women and their families, so women with risky pregnancies need spiritual care more. For this reason, this research was conducted to determine the spiritual care needs of risky pregnant women which require a multidisciplinary approach.
METHODS: The research is a phenomenological descriptive type of qualitative research. The study was completed with 20 participants, including 10 pregnant women who were hospitalized in the obstetrics and gynecology clinic and diagnosed with risky pregnancy, and 10 clinicians who were responsible for the care and treatment of pregnant women in the clinic. Data were collected using a semi-structured interview form. Data analysis was supported by the MaxQda 2020 Pro package program
RESULTS: The two themes that emerged in this study are the perspectives of pregnant women and the perspectives of clinicians. Each theme is categorized as spirituality and spiritual care perceptions, spiritual care needs and experiences, and barriers to spiritual care.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: According to the findings obtained from the study, it is seen that the views of pregnant women and clinicians on spiritual care are similar. Supportive relationships and providing respectful maternal care are among the spiritual care needs of women with risky pregnancies, and these help to maintain the spiritual well-being of pregnant women.