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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 436) Last page : ( 442)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.

Impact of Child Birth Preparation on Antenatal Depression

Mrs. Shridevi D.1,*, Dr. Anuchithra S.2

1Asst. Prof, P.D. Bharatesh College of Nursing, Halaga, Belgaum, Karnataka

2Vice-Principal, P.D. Bharatesh College of Nursing, Halaga, Belgaum, Karnataka

*Corresponding Author Email: janooshri@gmail.com

Online published on 5 February, 2015.

Abstract

During pregnancy for as many as 20% of women undergoes normal mood shift and it can become a serious case of the pre-baby blues. Fortunately, there are many things women can do to boost their mood and enjoy their pregnancy 1. The childbearing is highly prone for some mental disorders. It is increasingly recognized that majority of cases of perinatal depression begin in the antenatal period and persist after childbirth. An experimental study was conducted to assess the impact of childbirth preparation upon antenatal depression among pregnant women.

Objective

To assess the level of antenatal depression among pregnant women.

Method

The research approach used in the study was experimental approach and the research design was one group pre-test, post test research design.

Result

Majority (70%) of pregnant women was going through moderate level of depression in pre-test and after childbirth education majority of pregnant women (42.5%) were going through borderline clinical depression. The paired ‘t’ test analysis of impact of childbirth preparation on antenatal depression was 13.596 and it was significant at 0.05. This indicates that there was impact of childbirth preparation on antenatal depression.

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Keywords

Childbirth preparation, Antenatal depression.

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