International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 8, Part B (2021)
Prevalence of postnatal depression in primiparous women using Edinburgh postnatal depression scale
Background: Postnatal depression is the depression experienced by many of the mothers after having a baby. The disease manifests as sleep disorders, mood swings, changes in appetite, fear of injury, serious concerns about the baby, much sadness and crying, sense of doubt, difficulty in concentrating, lack of interest in daily activities, thoughts of death and suicide. Feelings of hopelessness in severe cases of illness can threaten life and lead to suicide. Purpose: to study the rate of postnatal depression in primiparous women aged between 21 to 30yrs. Methods: the observational study consist of 60 primiparous women with age between 21-30yrs Sampling Method: purposive sampling method. Selection criteria – inclusion criteria: literate primiparous women aged between 21-30yrs with PNC period till 6 months, Exclusion criteria: women with history of miscarriage, immunosuppressive mothers & mothers who lost their child during delivery. Results: The results of study showed that there was no significant depression rate in primiparous women. Conclusion: the study concludes that prevalence of depression is less in primiparous women, the prevalence of depression is more in initial 2 weeks of delivery & also more in age group 25-30yrs as compare to 21-24yrs.
How to cite this article:
Pallavi Bhore, Dr. Neha Deshpande. Prevalence of postnatal depression in primiparous women using Edinburgh postnatal depression scale. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(8):78-80.