Prevalence of Emotional and Psychological Behaviours in Post-partum Mothers

Published: 26 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/sr9dhcp6fz.1
Jaskirat Saini,


Numerous mothers face mental and emotional challenges in the postpartum phase, such as postpartum depression and anxiety. Hormonal fluctuations, lack of sleep, and the strain of taking care of a newborn are some of the causes of these problems. Accessing help and treatment remains difficult despite growing awareness. To enhance outcomes for mothers and their infants, as well as to promote maternal mental health, it is imperative to comprehend the prevalence of these issues and the variables that contribute to them. This will enable the development of efficient interventions and support systems. The present research intends to gain insight into the incidence of psychological and emotional tendencies in new mothers. A self-administered questionnaire measuring the emotional and psychological well-being of 247 postpartum mothers participated in the study. To guarantee a varied sample, participants were chosen from a variety of sources. The questionnaire included demographic information for mothers aged 22 to 45, as well as questions about emotional experiences throughout the postpartum period. Data gathering took place online. To analyse prevalence rates and investigate the connections between demographic characteristics and emotional outcomes, inferential techniques and descriptive statistics was used. The results of the questionnaire survey showed that 26.58% of new moms frequently experienced emotional and psychological dysfunction, and 17.1% of them continuously had emotional and psychological problems after giving birth. These findings show the incidence and durability of emotional difficulties experienced by postpartum mothers, emphasising the importance of tailored assistance and interventions to promote maternal mental health and well-being during this vital period. The findings indicate a high prevalence of mental health difficulties in this study, which is in accordance with previous studies on mothers' vulnerability at this key period.



Depression, Psychological Disorder, Role of Mothers