The relationship between women’s childbirth experiences and their maternal attachment and the risk of postpartum depression

Obrazek miniatury
Muslu, Ayşegül
Erciyas, Şeyma Kilci
Cindaş, Pakize
Atan, Şenay Ünsal
Tytuł czasopisma
Tytuł tomu
Publishing Office of the University of Rzeszow
Introduction and aim. This descriptive study was conducted to examine the effects of the childbirth experiences of mothers on their maternal attachment and postnatal depression. Material and methods. The study was conducted with 315 mothers who agreed to participate in the study in Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital between 2 September 2019 and 25 February 2020. A “Personal Information Form”, “Childbirth Expectation and Experience Questionnaire (CEEQ)”, “Maternal Attachment Inventory (MAI)”, and “Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)” were used to collect data. The data were analyzed with the IBM SPSS v23 program. Independent-samples t test, oneway analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson’s correlation test were used in the analyses. Results. The mean postpartum depression mean score of the participants was 4.3±5.9, and 23% of them were at risk of depression. The mean maternal attachment score of participants was determined as 85.2±4.6, and their mean birth experience score was 3.0±3.1. A positive and significant relationship was found between more than half of the items of Childbirth Expectation and Experience Questionnaire and general satisfaction (p≤0.05). The childbirth experience scores of the participants were not significantly related to their maternal attachment and postpartum depression scores (p>0.05). Conclusion. In this study, no significant relationship was found between the childbirth experiences of women and their maternal attachment or postpartum depression levels.
Study was approved by Ege University Ethics Committee (Decision number: 19-6.1T/25) and the Buca Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in İzmir.
Słowa kluczowe
childbirth experience , childbirth satisfaction , maternal attachment , postpartum depression
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 20, z. 4 (2022), s. 435–442