International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health Sciences | Indonesia | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023 | Rating: 5.8 / 10


Yoga and Facial Accupressure to Prevent Baby Blues and Depression in Postpartum Period

Ni KomangYuni Rahyani [3] | Ni Gusti Made Ayu Agung Budhi [2] | Ni Wayan Armini [3]


Abstract: A psychological problem that is commonly experienced but ignored is baby blues and then leads to postpartum depression. The aim of the research was to determine the effect of practicing yoga and facial acupressure on the incidence of baby blues and postpartum depression in Bali.The research design was quasi-experimental with pretest- posttest without control group. The intervention group was divided into three different intervention groups. Interventions include yoga, facial acupressure, and a combination of yoga and facial acupressure. The total number of samples involved was 81 pregnant women in the third trimester from the end to 4 weeks postpartum. The research was carried out from July to October 2023, carried out at three public health centers or Puskesmasin Bali. There was a significant difference between the pretest and posttest baby blues screening scores (p-value <0.05) in the group of subjects who were given yoga intervention. However, significant differences were seen in Edinburgh Depression Postpartum Score (EDPS)(p<0.05).The influence of yoga and facial acupressure on baby blues and EDPS scores was found to have a significant effect (p<0.002 and p<0.001).The results of the correlation analysis between husband's support and EDPS scores show that the higher the husband's support is negatively correlated with the respondent's depression score(r=0.714-0.8334). Efforts are needed to increase knowledge and awareness of husbands and families regarding the signs of baby blues and postpartum depression through real activities in classes for pregnant women and home visits.


Keywords: baby blues; postpartum depression screening; EDPS


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,


Pages: 587 - 593


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