Postpartum blues Assessment and intervention

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The postpartum blues syndrome is explored and a theoretical framework for understanding the phenomenon is provided. Stressors of the puerperium are outlined. Crisis intervention and healthy coping behaviors are examined. A conceptual model of maternal adaptation illustrates how the health care professional may assist the family in the development of growth potential. A table lists the frequent stressors experienced in the puerperium. The nurse-midwife's role of assisting the family through this postpartum disequilibrium period is examined. How the present health care system complicates postpartum follow-up is discussed. Intervention methods and tools for utilization by the nurse-midwife are presented. © 1982.




Hazle, N. R. (1982). Postpartum blues Assessment and intervention. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 27(6), 21–25.

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