Document Type : Research Article
Postpartum depression (PPD) is inversely correlated with woman's' functioning, marital and personal relationships, mother-infant interaction quality, and children's' social, behavioral, and cognitive development. "With peripartum onset if onset of mood symptoms occurs during pregnancy or within 4 weeks following delivery" Prevalence and relationships of socioeconomic state of postpartum depression among mothers during their first week of postpartum period. Objective: This study aimed to estimate to the prevalence of postpartum depression among mother of Al-Madinah province in Saudi Arabia and investigate the factors associated with higher prevalence of postpartum depression. Method: The study design was cross-sectional. Data in regard of postpartum depression prevalence and associated risk factors. Were the number of samples 350 collected by using a self-administered and online questionnaire. The survey was distributed using social media platforms. Finally, The EPDS and MSPSS was used to identify risk factors significantly associated with postpartum depression. Result: Total of 351 participants were included in this study.As for the level of perceived social support from the other significant, 87 had low support from the other significant, 77 had a moderate support, and 187 had a high support.As for the level of perceived social support from the family, 91 had low support from the family, 89 had a moderate support, and 171 had a high support.As for the level of perceived social support from friends, 116 had low support from friends, 139 had a moderate support, and 96 had a high support. Level of perceived social support from the other significant, level of perceived social support from family, and level of perceived social support from friends were all significantly associated with depression score postpartum, where it was observed that the higher the level of the support the lower the depression score. Conclusions: The prevalence of PPD among the study participants was high, especially those with no social support. And this study was aimed to detect the relation between PPD and socioeconomic status and its effect on mother daily life. PPD is a serious, but treatable condition that must be observed in all pregnant women, The most-common psychosocial and psychological interventions using in the management of postpartum depression and the psychosocial support proved to be the most effective intervention.