How Postpartum Depression Affect the Minority Women

HowPostpartum Depression Affect the Minority Women

Severalstudies have shown that post partum depression is common amongminority women. Post partum depression is the trauma that mothersexperience after childbirth. It results from a combination ofdifferent factors including fatigue, psychological adjustment to newface of motherhood and hormonal changes. Post partum depression is acommon problem among minority women due to health inequalities theyexperience as a result of their differences in racial background,ethnicity and social groups (Liu,Giallo, Doan, Seidman &amp Tronick, 2016).


Theargument I will be addressing in this persuasive essay is todetermine how postpartum depression affects minority women.Postpartum depression is a serious mental health related illness thataffects about 10%-20% of mothers after giving birth. However, muchresearch has not been conducted on this argument and therefore verylittle is known about Postpartum Depression and its impacts on womenfrom minorities’ communities. The increased health disparitiesamong minority women cause this problem to be prevalent among thesegroups of people. The major symptoms of postpartum Depression includeloss of interests in the infant, isolation, sleep problems and socialwithdrawal among others. Failure to treat postpartum can result inadverse health effects on the woman and her family. The long-termeffects of untreated postpartum include affecting behavioral,emotional and cognitive development of the mother towards her child.This argument is derived from my psychology course, which is themajor I am considering pursuing. Psychology focuses on studying thedifferent patterns of people’s behaviors and their mind tounderstand various aspects of individuals and groups. My argument isthus derived from my major because I seek to research and gainunderstanding of ways that postpartum depression impacts on theminority women in our society. Understanding the behavior and mind ofwomen after giving birth will enable me to determine solutions tothis particular group (Gress-Smith,Luecken, Lemery-Chalfant &amp Howe, 2012).

Thethree key points for this topic include health disparities amongminority communities, health impacts of postpartum depression andtreatment of postpartum depression. These factors support my mainarguments in sense that post partum is prevalence among minoritywomen and reason for this is because of the increased healthinequalities among minority groups in the society. The health impactsof postpartum depression relate to my main argument because it willprovide me with insights on how this health problem affects minoritywomen. Treatment of postpartum relates to my major argument in thatit will provide me with understanding on why most minority womensuffering from postpartum depression fail to seek treatment (DuPreez, Conroy, Pawlby, Moran &amp Pariante, 2016).

Theaudience who will be reading my essay will include a group of readersfrom science department. Support my argument will be challenging tothese group of readers because, my arguments will be based frompsychological perspective while my readers and scientists who willscrutinize my essay from a scientific point of view. Additionally, myaudiences have scheduled limited time for my presentation thus itwill be challenging for me to present my essay to my audience andargue out my points adequately and comprehensively.

Thegoal of this essay is determine impacts of postpartum on minority anddevelop solutions to address this problem to promote improve healthand quality of care among these women. I hope that this essay willprovide solutions to this problem especially among minority women inthe society. This essay needs to be successful because it is mymotivation for pursuing psychology and fulfill my aspirations ofbecoming a psychologist in the future and be able to address variousissues affecting people in the society.

Thepotential resources that I will use to support my argument includeobtaining materials from credible online sources through our InternetPublic Library hospitals, the school library, and Google scholar. Iused materials from the internet for annotating my earlier activitiesused in this module. These resources will provide comprehensive andrelevant information to support my argument.

Thethree key points of my argument align with the supporting resourcesin various ways. For instance, the use of Internet Public Library andthe school library will allow me to obtain information on ways thatpostpartum impact on health of women. The uses of hospitals willallow me to access data on patients diagnosed with postpartum andthis will help me determine the treatment of postpartum amongminority women. Google scholar will enable me to find crediblesources for referencing my argument. I will integrate evidence on myessay after providing explanations on ways the postpartum affectsminority women. This will be the most effective place to incorporateevidence because it will support my arguments that I will haveprovided.

Themost effective revision strategy I use while writing this essay isproofreading. Proofreading will help me identify errors in my paper.Proofreading is the most effective revising strategy for my essaybecause it is conducted after finishing writing my essay. This willallow me to determine grammar and style problems and correct themthus overcome mistakes in ideas and structure of sentences.

Feedbackis an important aspect in essay writing. Receiving feedback from anoutside party can help can improve my essay writing by provide mewith guidance and suggestions on areas that needs to be improved. Iwill integrate feedback by evaluating the comments and addressingthese areas to improve my writing.


Conductingthis research will enable me to determine ways that postpartumdepression affects the minority women. The aim of this essay is todetermine the impacts of postpartum depression on health of themonitory women and find solutions to this problem to improve healthcare among these groups in society.


DuPreez, A., Conroy, S., Pawlby, S., Moran, P., &amp Pariante, C. M.(2016). Differential effects of ethnic density on the risk ofpostnatal depression and personality dysfunction. TheBritish Journal of Psychiatry,208(1),49-55.

Gress-Smith,J. L., Luecken, L. J., Lemery-Chalfant, K., &amp Howe, R. (2012).Postpartum depression prevalence and impact on infant health, weight,and sleep in low-income and ethnic minority women and infants.Maternaland child health journal,16(4),887-893.

Liu,C. H., Giallo, R., Doan, S. N., Seidman, L. J., &amp Tronick, E.(2016). Racial and ethnic differences in prenatal life stress andpostpartum depression symptoms. Archivesof psychiatric nursing,30(1),7-12.