The Effect of Massage Therapy with Effleurage Techniques as A Prevention of Baby Blues Prevention on Postpartum Mother

  • Desi Sarli Lecturer of Midwifery, Midwifery of Alifah Academy Padang, Indonesia.
  • F. N. Sari Lecturer of Midwifery, Midwifery of Alifah Academy Padang, Indonesia.

Abstract

Several research results showed cases of mothers who received Baby Blues and Postnatal Depression is quite high. One in two women who gave birth (50%) had experienced Baby Blues, and about 10% will continue to Postnatal Depression. Baby blues events can be given treatment with complementary therapies one of them is with massage effleurage. The purpose of this research is to know the effect of massage effleurage to baby blues event. This research uses the quantitative method with pre-experimental analytic research design and its approach is one group pretestposttest, this research conducted ± 4 months. The target of this research is postpartum mother ≥ 7 days to 6 weeks postpartum which amounted to 30 respondents. Data was obtained from the respondents using a questionnaire filled by the mother himself using EPDS instruments before and after the intervention. The screening was done before the intervention, Intervention was done 2 times a week, then after the intervention mother was told to fill out the EPDS questionnaire. Data analysis was done by "t dependent test" to know the effect of Treatment Massage with Effleurage technique as prevention of baby blues in postpartum mother. The result of this research is the result of positive baby blues event before the massage effleurage is done 46,7%, meanwhile, it shows that the respondent does not experience the baby blues symptoms before the massage effleurage is 53,3%. After the massage effleurage for 2 times, a week decreased compared before the massage effleurage was done by 20%, whereas that showed that respondents did not experience the symptoms of baby blues after the massage effleurage increased by 80%. Based on the results of T-Dependent test obtained P-value <0.05 (α) which means that there is influence effleurage massage technique to the Baby Blues event in the working area of Lubuk Buaya Public Health Center Padang, Indonesia. From the result of research can be concluded The existence of decrease of baby blues event after done massage effleurage that is from 46,7% to 20%, influence effleurage massage technique to Baby Blues event 

Keywords: Massage Effleurage, Baby Blues, Postpartum

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Sarli, D., & Sari, F. (2018). The Effect of Massage Therapy with Effleurage Techniques as A Prevention of Baby Blues Prevention on Postpartum Mother. International Journal of Advancement in Life Sciences Research, 1(3), 15-21. Retrieved from http://www.ijalsr.org/index.php/journal/article/view/24
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