07 Oct Stress, Pre-eclampsia and Post Partum Depression
Stress, Pre-eclampsia and Post Partum Depression
Poster presentation253Moushumi Purkayasth Mukherjee, JIPMER, India
Jurriaanse FoyerFri 11:00 - 12:00
Background: In recent years postpartum depression (PPD) has been recognized as public health problem in India. Mothers experiencing stress and health problems like pre-eclampsia in antenatal period are at a greater risk of developing PPD.
Aim: To find the incidence of postpartum depression in normal pregnancy and pregnancy with pre-eclampsia, to determine whether women with pre-eclampsia are a greater risk of developing postpartum depression.
Methods:112 women with normal pregnancy and 112 women with pre-eclampsia are to be screened for depression within 48 hours of birth & 6 weeks of birth using Edinburgh post-depression scale and Hamilton depression rating scale.
Results: Research still ongoing. Among data collected from 80 women, initial trend shows 13% in normal pregnancy had post-partum depression while 18% in women with pre-eclampsia had depression.
Conclusions: The incidence of PPD in the Southern Indian population is on par with global data and
needs regular screening and swift management.