International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Postnatal Depression among Teagarden Women Delivered in a Tertiary Care Centre - A Prospective Observational Study

Dr. Bina Tokbi | Kallol Phukan | Gunjan Jangid


Abstract: Postpartum depression is defined as non - psychotic depressive episodes of mild to major severity which occurs during pregnancy or postpartum. . It is similar to depression seen in non - pregnant state and is seen in 15 - 20% women and has deleterious and devastating effects on the perinatal outcome of both mother and infant. The aim of the study is to find the incidence of postpartum depression among the teagarden workers delivering in Assam Medical College. Background: This study aims to find out the incidence of postpartum depression in postnatal clinic at day 3 and week 6 after delivery using Edinburgh depression scale (EPDS) in a government tertiary health care centre and to enumerate the risk factors contributing to postpartum depression. Methods: It is a prospective observational study with a sample size of 100. Mothers were screened at our postnatal clinic at day 3 and week 6 postpartum using EPDS questionnaire. Women with EPDS score more than 13 were considered having postpartum depression. Various factors like age, socioeconomic factors, type of family etc were compared at day 3 and week6 postpartum to find out various causes related to postpartum depression. Results: The Incidence of postpartum depression at day3 was 34% and week 6 was 11%. The factors which were found to be statistically significant were mode of delivery, preterm birth/infant admission to nicu, breastfeeding problems and partner support. Conclusion: In my study done at AMCH, Dibrugarh the cumulative incidence of PPD was 34%. Delivery through caesarean section, preterm birth or baby admission to nicu, poor breastfeeding and lack of partner support was seen to be associated with the onset of PPD.


Keywords: Postpartum depression, Edinburgh postnatal depression score, Postnatal depression


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,


Pages: 134 - 136


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