Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2021
The Influence of Labor and Delivery Experience on Postpartum Depression: The Role of Nursing Care
Franca Tani*
Full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Health Sciences and President of School of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Franca Tani, Full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Health Sciences and President of School of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy.
Received: September 08, 2020; Published: January 23, 2021


Post-partum depression (PPD) is a clinical condition occurring in the weeks or months following delivery. This clinical condition is characterized by sad mood, anxiety, irritability, lack of positive emotions, loss of pleasure, interests and energy, decreased appetite, inability to cope, fear of hurting themselves and their baby, and suicidal thoughts. Postpartum depression (PPD) represents the most relevant psychic complication related to the puerperium. Although with wide variability [1], in the western world it is estimated that PPD affects about 10 - 15% of women who give birth [2].

The first weeks immediately after childbirth are the most critical, and although the increased vulnerability continues for the following six months [3,4], PPD generally occurs within the first four weeks after delivery [5].

Keywords: Post-Partum Depression (PPD); Labor; Delivery Experience; Nursing Care


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Citation: Franca Tani. “The Influence of Labor and Delivery Experience on Postpartum Depression: The Role of Nursing Care”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.2 (2021): 133-141.

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