Factors Affecting the Quality of Life Postpartum: A Literature Update

Factors Affecting the Quality of Life Postpartum: A Literature Update
Research paper
Description: 
Unmet motherly expectations in the postpartum period may lead to psychological issues such as postpartum depression and anxiety. This current 2019 literature review adds to where Dr. Mary Adams’ original research study Expectations and Quality of Life During the Antepartum and Postpartum Period left off in 2016. Dr. Adams’ (2016) quantitative research study found that there is a gap in knowledge concerning the relationship between expectations, maternal attitudes, mood, and the quality of life. The study intends to measure these variables in the antepartum and postpartum periods. This continuational study will update and verify whether or not these variables have changed throughout a three year time span. Methods for research include searching through various scholarly articles, particularly those that utilize interviews and surveys to measure postpartum quality of life. Research indicates that maternal expectations still indeed affect the adjustment period of women after childbirth, and because of this, more interventions and research are required in order to better prevent and treat comorbidities such as postpartum depression and anxiety.

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