Received: 28 October 2020
Accepted: 2 March 2021
First Online: 8 March 2021
: The Ethics Committee of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences has approved this study (Number: IR.MEDSAB.REC.1399.051). Midwives called women to find out who was willing to participate in the study. Women who agreed to participate in the study received an informed consent form via text message. We interviewed the women who had read the informed consent form and had communicated their consent to participate in the study by responding with an “I consent” text message. The ethics committee approved this method of obtaining consent during the COVID-19 pandemic when pregnant women were encouraged not to attend health centers.
: Not applicable.
: We declare that there is no conflict of interest in publishing this manuscript.