Cuarentenea and Postpartum Depression

9 Pages 2261 Words August 2015

or those 40 days to cook, clean, and run errands. Along with that, traditionally they wrap their stomachs with cloth (called a faja) to help tighten their core, there are only certain foods they could eat, and had a massage and a sauna day where she would go out for 30 minutes and recover some more (Kolker 44). By doing this for 40 days it helps to ensure the peace of mind and well being of the mother along with fighting postpartum depression which everyday American women can struggle with.
Due to America’s health system, ensuring the health of the child is taken care of primarily by our advanced healthcare network, rather than the cuarentena helping infants survive. But what I was driven to find are the links and factors that go into everyday women who suffer from postpartum depression, and find research and personal accounts of PPD that will hopefully explain the real issues that the quarentena addresses. I found two very interesting studies that provided me with a lot of information. The first was done by Dr. Majidah Khanam in Pakistan; his study took into account different factors such as: method of birth, economic state, family support, and literacy. Another study that was very helpful was conducted in Brazil, it linked physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse to PPD. It also tracked this behavior from the last tri-mester till 9 months after birth so it really gave a broad view on the time line of how PPD can develop. Along with the two academic journals, I have two personal accounts regarding postpartum depression and the cuarentena in America. The first is an article written by a mother of when she suffered from postpartum depression, her story helps understand the first survey a bit more. Finally, the second article was about a non-immigrant couple that practices a modified version of the cuarentena in Boston. This really helps give me an idea on how to modify ...

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