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. https://doi.org/10.1016/0091-2182(82)90088-X