Life-span and Human Development
When it comes to that point in time when you want to have children, there are some risks you might want to be informed about. Postpartum depression can be a serious outcome when it comes to pregnancy. It may not always happen, but is very common in new mothers. But what can help reduce some maternal depression is the physical bonding with the infant called Kangaroo Care. Mothers who do provide this care have a stronger and more positive feeling toward their infants. Depression during pregnancy can lead to serious health issues if not treated immediately. You should consider this article because it is going to talk about depression in early and late pregnancy and how it correlates to postpartum depression. This article will also help you understand more about depression while being pregnant and some of the treatments you can get or go through to help with the diagnosis. The way we got our evidence was that we got a sample from the community in which all of our candidates volunteered for our Feelings in Pregnancy and Motherhood Study (Bowen, Butt, Rahman, Muhajarine, 2010). We collected our data through interviews and categorized our candidates into 3 groups, Time 1 (early pregnancy), Time 2 (late pregnancy), and Time 3 (postpartum). We used the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to assist in our study. Other data for example behavioral information and previous treatment were also taken into account. Sociodemographic data was also collected for example income, education, martial and employment status, and ethnicity. To our study all of the women ended up having some sort of depression at some point and new categories had to take place. The new first group was women neither treated nor depressed, the second group were women reported of being treated, and the third group were women who were depressed but did not report any treatment. Women using psychiatric medications tended to have higher scores of...
Cited: Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Butt, P., Rahman, K., & Muhajarine, N. (2010). Patterns of Depression and Treatment in Pregnant and Postpartum Women (pp. 161-166).
Feldman, R., Eidelman, A., Sirota, L., & Weller, A. (2002). Comparison of Skin- to- Skin (Kangaroo) and Traditional Care: Parenting Outcomes and Preterm Infant Development (pp. 16-25).
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