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.

Pre-eclampsia and PPD, Stress and PPD, stress and Pre-eclampsia
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