Author : Fatemeh Moghaddam Tabrizi, Homeira Nournezhad*
Introduction: Stress not only disrupts the health of mothers, but also reduces their self-esteem and reduces the satisfaction of the newborn, and disrupts the relationship between mother and child as well as reduces the adaptation of the mothers role. The present study was aimed to determine the postpartum perceived stress in women referred to health centers in Urmia in 2017. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 330 women were selected in health centers of Urmia. Data collection tools were the demographic data form and Postnatal Perceived Stress Inventory (PNPSI). The questionnaire was distributed among the participants using convenience sampling. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 20), descriptive tests and t-test. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The results showed that total postpartum perceived stress score (100.16±15.88) and in it’s all subscales including fatigue (20.22±6.26), relationship with baby (20.68±6.99), relationship with body (18.80±4.91), feeding the baby (12.04±5.5), future plan (11.98±5.61) and in relationship with partner (16.25±3.4) was high. Conclusion: Consultation with newly delivered women, husband and family during postpartum period reduces perceived stress. To reduce perceived stress, counseling based on family support is suggested. Key words: Perceived Stress, Postpartu, Family Support, Consultation.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD