Postpartum blues/postpartum depression


        It is defined as transited emotional disturbance beginning at first week after childbirth which is characteriised by -anxiety,irritability,insomnia sadness and loss of appetite.


  • stress of delivery
  • Fatigue
  • lack of sleep & rest
  • social presure/family presure
  • hormonal changes
  • adjustment to motherhood

 Sign & symptoms

  •  irritability
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • fear
  • crying
  • decrease concentration
  • mood swing

overwhelming & hopless


  • Adequate rest
  • Give emotional support &family attachement
  • Advice to husband & relatives
  • Properly deal with postnatal situation
  • Provide sufficent rest &balance diet 
  • Give love &care

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