Purpose: This study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between body mass indexes and delivery types of pregnant women and postpartum depression.
Method: The study is descriptive and cross-sectional and involved 164 postpartum women from February to June 2022. Among the inclusion criteria were the age of 20 or older, the fact that one is primiparous or multiparous, having given birth by vaginal birth or cesarean section, and having been in the postpartum period.
Results: The average age of the participants was 29.72±4.37, and the mean body mass index was 27.98±3.68. 54.6% of the participants are university graduates, the income of 83.4% is equal to their expenses, and 68.1% of them do not work in any job.. While there was a statistically significant relationship between income status and social security and depression status, there was no statistically significant relationship between body mass index and delivery type and postpartum depression (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: Although there was no association between postpartum depression and delivery type or body mass index, income status and social security did show a relationship.
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Bilimsel araştırmaları proje koordinatörlüğü
We thank all mothers who gave birth and participated in this study. Also, we would like to thankKırklareli University Scientific Research Project Coordinator.
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology
|January 31, 2024
|November 11, 2022
|Published in Issue
|Year 2024Volume: 15 Issue: 1