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En nybliven mor kan vara en deprimerad mor: Om förväntningar, självanklagelser och hjälpbehov
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A new mother can be a depressed mother : A study about expectations, self-accusations and the need for help (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how expectations may affect a new mother during postnatal depression, both her own expectations and he expectations she feels from her surroundings. The result is based on seven interviews with mothers who have had postnatal depression. It is not uncommon for women to suffer from postpartum depression after childbirth, studies show that approximately ten percent of all new mothers are affected. Symptoms of postpartum depression are, besides the symptoms for regular depression also feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness or she might difficulties feeling happy about the situation and the baby. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the material. The study shows that those feelings does not go well together with the so called mother myth, that the new mother is supposed to feel instant love towards the baby and be the more responsible parent. This leads to the mother feeling guilty and ashamed. Because of this, several mothers feel reluctant to seek help. This is due to emotions of guilt and shame. The study also showed that the women felt a lack of professional care and the need for development in the professional field. Three important factors in the care were presented: Information, knowledge and understanding. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Postnatal depression, mothersmyth, expectations, stigma, child birth, motherhood
Keyword [sv]
Förlossningsdepression, modersmyt, förväntningar, stigma, barnafödsel, moderskap
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-130301DiVA: diva2:1065720
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Study Programme for Social Work
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Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-16 Last updated: 2017-03-30Bibliographically approved

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