Being pregnant and having a child can be the best moment in a person’s life and exciting for a family. It brings happiness in every aspect with the flowering of a child. Even though anxiety too ascends when completing all the responsibilities, it fades off and joy is what remains.
However, at this stage for some mothers, happiness is replaced with a disorder termed as the postpartum depression. This state is also known to be as the “baby blues” , where pregnant women about 40 to 80 percent undergoes a complex mix of emotional, physical and behavioural changes after the birth of a child. This condition could take place just after a few days of delivery and would last long for about two or four weeks.
The strongest predictors of postpartum depression were past history of psychopathology and psychological disturbance during pregnancy, poor marital relationship and low social support, and stressful life events (O’hara & Swain 2009, pg.37). Furthermore, O’hara and Swain indicated that low social status showed a small but significant predictive relation to postpartum depression. Most of the time researches have viewed this as a complication of giving birth, as it occurs after the birth of the child. I’m very much interested about this topic because, this is to the field of health and I my self has experienced it with my first child