SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING BABY BLUES AND DEPRESSION AMONG POSTPARTUM WOMEN

Ni Komang Yuni Rahyani, Ni Gusti Made Ayu Agung Budhi, Ni Wayan Armini Armini

Abstract


Psychological problems experienced by women during the postpartum period can be influenced by the low level of support they receive from their husbands and family. The aim of this research is to determine the effect of practicing yoga and facial acupressure on
the incidence of baby blues and postpartum depression in Bali. The research design is observasional with crossectional study. The number of samples from three health care centres was 25-29 pregnant women from the third trimester until postpartum. The location of the research was carried out at three Community Health Centers in Bali Province. The research sample is women at late of third trimester of pregnancy until the postpartum period who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The research period was from May-September 2023. The results of the analysis showed that the samples involved were 81 late third trimester pregnant women (gestational age 36-40 weeks until postpartum). The average age of respondents is 28.07 years. Obstetric history in the form of a history of pregnancy was an average of 2.32 times and a history of childbirth was 1.52 times. The most common place of delivery was the private obstetric clinic (46 people/56.79%). More respondents lived with extended families (p value<0.005). On average, husbands' support for their wives is quite strong, the mean is above 6 from the 7 score, and the lowest score is 1 for support for self-confidence, economics, empathy and helping to strengthen the wife. Support from husband and family is an important determinant in preventing baby blues and postpartum depression. Midwives are expected to provide education and guidance during pregnancy classes regarding the benefits of support from husbands and families in daily baby care.


Keywords


Yoga, Facial acupressure; Baby Blues; Postpartum Depression; Support system

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33992/icmahs.v1i1.3004

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