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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 874-877

The relationship between model of delivery and postpartum depression

1 MA in Clinical Psychology, Moatazedi Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 The Martyr Rajai Therapeutic Sanitary Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Soheil Baigi Sarah
Moatazedi Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_236_17

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Background: Postpartum depression including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the time after that can cause the problems in the relations between mother, child, and family and that in the absence of proper attention and treatment in the family caused damage. Due to the sensitive nature of the postpartum period and frequency of this disorder is variable, this research seeks to investigate the relationship between type of delivery and postpartum depression has been done. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study on all pregnant women referred to health centers in Kermanshah in 2013 who were selected by random cluster sampling conducted. Beck depression inventory data-gathering tool included a demographic questionnaire-obstetric data analysis, descriptive, and inferential statistical methods to data using software and by SPSS 19 Chi-square test was examined. Results: The results showed that the mother's age, type of delivery, number of delivery, acceptance, sex, education, and maternal depression after propose relationship are statistically significant (P < 0.5) as well as the prevalence of postpartum depression is 33.4%, respectively, of which 13.8% related to emergency cesarean, 7.2% of vaginal deliveries, and 8% of elective cesarean section (CS). Conclusion: In this study, given that postpartum depression after CS is more than vaginal delivery which is recommended that appropriate advice for choosing the type of delivery and the correct way, according to the mother and baby and avoid perform CSs, and can play an important role in reducing postpartum depression and avoid spending a lot on the ground.

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