Introduction: Pregnancy is a chapter of a woman’s life filled with emotion. Any possible traumatic experience in the past, such as sexual abuse, can make the pregnancy especially traumatic. Sexual abuse is forever imbedded into the woman’s subconscious and can resurface during pregnancy or during or after labour, no matter how much time has passed. Purpose: The main purpose of this thesis is to confer the impact of sexual abuse on pregnancy, to analyse how women react during the pregnancy, and the effect it has on labour itself. The author is validating these (3) claims through the use of a meta-synthesis. Work methods: This thesis is based on a descriptive method. Literature has been acquired through several different data bases, such as: COBISS, DiKUL, ScienceDirect, PubMed, Cochrane and Google Scholar. The base criteria were as follows: written in English, published after 2007. The qualitative meta-synthesis of the appropriate studies was performed with the help of the 4-level grading Eccles & Mason system for categories of evidence. Results: Meta-synthesis of ten different studies has shown that sexual abuse has a significant impact on the mental health of women during pregnancy and labour. The author has confirmed all three of her claims. Sexual abuse is heavily intertwined with the presence of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS) after labour. Women who have suffered sexual abuse during their lives have a significantly larger risk of PTSS during pregnancy. A history of sexual abuse leads to an almost fivefold increase in risk of postpartum depression, as well as a twofold lifelong increase. The author has confirmed the connection between sexual abuse and early labour, however, is still a fairly unexplored field. Discussion and conclusion: Sexual abuse is damaging to both physical and mental aspects of a woman’s body in addition to leaving a mark on the health of future generations. To certain extent, it is still considered taboo, with many women covering up the truth. That is why educating the public, as well as health professionals, who come into contact with these woman on a daily basis, is of the utmost importance, because they can direct them to the appropriate professionals, only with appropriate knowledge.