Postpartum Depression Following Normal Vaginal Delivery among Nigerian Women

Fatoye, Femi O. ; Adeyemi, Adebanjo B. ; Oladimeji, Benedicta Y. (2004)


The study investigated postpartum depression among Nigerian women by comparing 83 mothers who had normal vaginal deliveries with 83 matched controls. Analysis of scores on the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale indicated that the mothers and the controls were not significantly different on depression during the immediate postpartum period. There were significant relationships between postpartum depression and education after birth, not having male children at after 6 weeks, primi-parity after birth, and puerperal complications.