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1- Master of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3- NCD Research Center, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Midwifery Department, Maternal-Fetal Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran (Corresponding Author) , akbarzadm@sums.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: The prevalence of postpartum stress disorder in women is twice as high as in men, which may be influenced by childbirth experiences, hormonal disorders, and stressful life events. The aim is to comparing the correlation of postpartum stress disorder in vaginal and cesarean delivery with social support and mother's fertility characteristic of mothers in 2018.
Materials and Methods: The study was a cross-sectional study in which a total of 720 primiparous and multiparous women who were 6-8 weeks past their delivery were selected by simple random method and included in this study. The data collection tools were personal and fertility information questionnaires, PTSD symptoms scale after birth trauma, and the level of social support of mothers, which were completed through face to face structured.
Results: Mothers in both groups had more than 80% social support. In both groups, there was a negative and significant relationship between stress and social support (P<0.0001). In the group with normal delivery, there was a significant relationship between stress and history of hospitalization (P<0.01) and with pregnancy status from the wife's point of view (P=0.012).
Conclusion: Although most of the mothers in the two groups had adequate social support, a negative and significant relationship was seen between postpartum stress and social support in both groups, although the relationship between stress and social support was stronger in the natural delivery group than in the cesarean group. This study provides a better understanding of postpartum stress disorder for early diagnosis and intervention.
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