Preventing Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression occurs mostly in ages 20-39 (Azale, Fekadu, & Hanlon, 2016). During routine checkups for an infant they receive vaccinations and tests to make sure they are in good health after delivery. In order to make sure the infant is at the best health, it is important to make sure that the mother is in good health too. In order to make sure the mother is in good health, it is important for them to be monitored closely after birth. This can include tests to grasp the mental health of the women after birth. Preventive steps can also be taken to prevent long-term depression after birth. Some of these include adequate nutrition, rest, exercise, and having a strong support system. In today’s society, the child is taken into consideration …show more content…
This can include short and long term depression, anxiety and fatigue. Other side affects can include weight gain, mood swings and irritability. The child can also have lack of care due to the mother’s unstableness. Overall, the way the mother is affected by postpartum depression ultimately affects her baby as well. Stopping the problem of postpartum depression can result in minimizing effects on the baby from the mother’s point of care.

If this problem were addressed, women would result in having better mental and emotional health. If the mother’s problem were addressed, she would be able to go back to work earlier and do other activates with friends and family, which would benefit society as a whole. It is easier for a mother and child to build a bond if the mother is accurately displaying happiness after the child is
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However, the price of everything that comes with therapy need to be taken into account. With a low cost comes a greater chance that people will take advantage of therapy. With more people being proactive about postpartum, this then lowers the chances of postpartum symptoms occurring. If the cost is high it will result in people letting symptoms progress and this can affect the long team health of the mother. The prevalence of this issue is shown by the fact that, “Almost 15% of women who recently gave birth reported symptoms of postpartum depression”(Healthy People 2020 n.d.). When a fair amount for the services is reached is when it will be a high importance in public health.

Through research, the population that postpartum affect is females in between the ages of 20-39 years of age in the Sodo district and Ethiopia. The percent in this age group is 45.2%. Along with this percentage it greatly affects 80 percent of women with no formal education (Azale et al., 2016). Along with these statistics, transportation needs to be taken into account. People with a lack of transportation or people who live far from a hospital do not have easy access to the help that is being given to treat postpartum

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