Relationship between Maternal Fatigues during Pregnancy with Postpartum Blues

Banafsheh, Elahe and Salari, Parvin and Hebrani, Paria and Dadgar, Salmeh and Rahmani, Roghieh and Bahri, Narjes (2013) Relationship between Maternal Fatigues during Pregnancy with Postpartum Blues. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (54). pp. 7-15.

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Introduction: Women commonly experience fatigue during pregnancyand postpartum period. The fatigue may be lead to postpartum blues. This study was accomplished to investigate the relationship between maternal fatigue during pregnancy with postpartum blues. Methods: This correlational study was conducted on 60 pregnant women who referred to health care centers in Mashhad, Iran, 2009. Cases were selected through a multi-stages sampling method. Fatigue was assessed by “Modified Fatigue Symptom Checklist” in 36th and 37th weeks of pregnancy and 5th day after childbirth. Postpartum depression was evaluated by Edinburgh scale and interview at 5th and 14th days after child birth. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 14, Fisher's exact test, t-student and chi-square tests, lambda correlation and logistic regression tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: There were significant correlation between fatigue in 37th week of pregnancy with postpartum blues in 5thday (r=0.651, p=0.038) and 14th day (r=1.000, p<0.0001) after childbirth. Also there was a significant correlation between fatigue in 36th week of pregnancy and postpartum blues in 14th day after childbirth (r=0.80, p=0.017). Logistic regression showed that postpartum blues was related to fatigue in 37th week of pregnancy (p=0.015). Conclusion: Fatigue in the last weeks of pregnancy is correlated with postpartum blues. Therefore it should be considered as a predicting factor of postpartum blues in routine prenatal care.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 16:25
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:25

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