Swapnil Madhukar Mhaske, Dhananjay Shravan Wable, Vaishnavi Balasaheb Tupe, Nilesh Ramesh Bhalerao, Gaurav Rajaram Jaware and Somnath Gopale
Background: Postpartum period is the period that is associated with intense physical and emotional changes leading to anxiety and mood disturbances. There are three degrees of postpartum mood disorders. Desperation, sadness, nausea, changes in sleep and eating habits, decreased libido, crying spells, anxiety, irritability, feelings of isolation, mental liability, thoughts of hurting oneself and/or the infant, and even thoughts of suicide are common signs of this form of depression. Postpartum depression can start at any time within the first year after delivery and continue for several years. Postpartum blues reportedly occurs in 50% to 80% of new mothers and occurs in the first few days after delivery.
Material and Methods: A Descriptive research design was undertaken Seva nursing college, Shrirampur. A total of 100 postnatal mothers were selected with the help of purposive sampling to assess the postpartum depression and postpartum blue after delivery. A nurse investigator conducted a semi structured interview for 40 min to collect data. The data was analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics whenever required.
Result: A total of 100 mothers were including in the study. Study revealed that (51%) of the mothers under the study were 22-25 of age, (58%) of the mothers belongs to nuclear family, (42%) of mothers were from rural area however (35%) were belongs to semi urban area, mean score for postpartum depression (+27.23) indicate severe depression, for postpartum blue (+5.36) indicate moderate postpartum blue. It indicates that student under study had severe level of postpartum blue and moderate level of depression.
Conclusion: Majority of the mothers had most of the symptoms of postpartum blue and moderate level of postpartum depression.
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