Prevalence of Marital Conflicts among Women Diagnosed with Postpartum Depression

  • Asghar Ali Shah International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Saima Mazhar Cambridge College, Sheikhupura
  • Irum Naz Akhter Preston University Islamabad Campus
  • Mussarat Zahra Gajju Khan Medical College, Swabi
  • Tajvur Parveen Saber Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar
Keywords: marital conflict, postpartum depression, women


The present research was on the prevalence of marital conflicts among women having postpartum depression and from general population. The sample was of 100 women, including 50 women having postpartum depression and 50 from general population. The data was collected after one week of child birth. The hypothesis was “the marital conflicts will be higher in women with postpartum depression than women from general population”. The hypothesis was tested by using chi-square test, highly significant results revealed that postpartum depression negatively effect the marital relation. Similarly, women with postpartum depression revealed difficulty in understanding themselves and they blamed themselves comparing them with women without postpartum depression. Women with postpartum depression blamed themselves when things went wrong and created troubles for themselves.