The Relationship between Preeclampsia with the Occurrence of Postpartum Depression in Masyita Delivery Hospital Makassar, Indonesia
Keywords:Postpartum depression, preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia in Indonesia remains a huge problem during pregnancy with high morbidity and mortality.
Many risk factors influence the occurrence of preeclampsia, such as the family history of preeclampsia,
kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic hypertension that has been suffered previously by pregnant mothers
before pregnancy (preeclampsia superimposed), obesity, and postpartum depression. The research objective
was to determine the relationship between preeclampsia and the occurrence of postpartum depression in
Masyita Delivery Hospital Makassar. This study used quantitative research method with a cross-sectional
design. Sampling using purposive sampling with a sample size of 61 postpartum mothers. Collecting data
using a questionnaire and analyzed using the Chi-Square test. This study found that pregnant mothers who
experienced mild preeclampsia were 34 subjects with 8.8% of them had postpartum depression, severe
preeclampsia experienced by 7 subjects with 71,4% of them had postpartum depression. The results of
statistical tests using Chi-square obtained the p-value=0.001. This study concluded that there is a significant
relationship between preeclampsia and the incidence of postpartum depression in Masyita Delivery Hospital
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