Authors : Santosh S. Ugaragol, Dr Chetan S Patali, Dr Susheelkumar Ronad, Suvarna S Pinnapati.

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 Volume 3 Issue 11

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Motherhood is essential to society’s survival. Without mother one would not exist. Mothers only have the unique privilege of nurturing the fetus for nine months1.The studies found that 50 % to 75% of women experience postpartum blues during the first few weeks after delivery. American psychiatric association estimated that accordingly, one out of eight postnatal women may experience blues in their life time, it affects 11.5 million people every year in India, the prevalence of postpartum psychiatric morbidity was 33.4% and 6.5% of cases had major illness with postnatal depression and psychosis in India. In spite of the expansion of midwifery practice in to both gynecologic and primary care, women still experience fragmentation in the delivery of perinatal services. One of the needs in obstetric health care that remains crucial is meeting the needs of women who experience postpartum psychosis. In the current health care system, when women suffer an episode of postpartum psychosis they are thrust in to a mental health system that does not capitalize on the close relational bond that forms between midwives and the women they care for during prenatal and postpartum care.
Keywords:- Structured teaching programme and Postpartum psychiatric disorders.