Comparing marital satisfaction between women with and without postpartum blues

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Sedigheh Abedini 1 , * , Nahid Golmakani 2 , Fatemeh Behdani 3 , Habiballah Esmaeili 4 , Omid Safa 5

1 Instructor Department of Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Midwifery, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor Department of Statistic, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashahd, Iran.

5 Associate Professor Department of Immunology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Abedini S, Golmakani N, Behdani F, Esmaeili H, Safa O. Comparing marital satisfaction between women with and without postpartum blues, Hormozgan Med J. 2006 ; 10(3):e90129.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (3); e90129
Published Online: September 12, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 12, 2005
Accepted: September 12, 2006

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Abstract

Introduction: The postpartum period is a time of risk for affective disorders in
women. 50 to 80 percent of mothers experience postpartum blues in first week
after delivery. The aim of this study was to compare marital satisfaction between
cesareaned women with and without postpartum blues.
Methods: This was a descriptive, cross sectional study. We selected 150 cases
who underwent cesarean section in Dr. Ali Shariati and Ome-Leila hospital of
Bandar Abbas. Data collection included demographic questionnaire, information
about pregnancy and delivery, visual pain scale, Aizeng self esteem scale, Beck
depression scale and Azrin Natan H marital satisfaction scale.
Demographic questionnaire and information about pregnancy and delivery were
completed after cesarean section. We divided the cases to two groups (with and
without postpartum blues) according to Beck depression scale on 3rd or 7th day
after cesarean section. Finally Azrin Natan H marital satisfaction scale was
assessed on the 7th day and compared in the two groups. Data were analyzed by
SPSS software, t-tests, chi square, Fisher and Pearson correlation tests.
Results: Marital satisfaction mean score was higher in women without
postpartum blues (71±6.3v.s 68.5±8.2) which is statistically important
difference (P<0.05). Cases’ agreement with their husbands about sexuality
wife’s satisfaction from visiting husband’s family, husband’s satisfaction from
visiting wife’s family, and effect of newborn birth on the mother’s occupational
situation were all significantly associated with postpartum blues (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It is suggested that all professionals involved in maternal postpartum
care (especially midwives) be trained about the time of incidence, symptoms and
possible methods for reducing postpartum blues.

Keywords

Marital Status – Sexuality - Puerperium

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