"Att bli mamma är en känslostorm"
: En kvalitativ studie om nyblivna mammors välbefinnande i relation till föräldraskapet

Translated title of the thesis: ” Becoming a mother is a storm of emotions”: A qualitative study on the well-being of mothers that recently gave birth to a child in relation to parenthood
  • Jonsson Lundin Kim
  • Karlsson Nellie

Student thesis: Bachelor


The background to this study is based on former research that has found specific risk factors to develop a postpartum depression. A postpartum depression is classified as the most common complication of a pregnancy and birth and affect the well-being of both the mother and her family. The purpose was to investigate the experience of well-being among mothers that recently give birth in relation to parenting and to find out how the mothers think a preventive work against postpartum depression should be. The used method is a qualitative method with two individual semi-structured interviews and three focus group interviews. The analytical method used in the study is a qualitative content analysis. The result three main categories named “external risk factors that affect the mothers’ well-being”, “individual risk factors that affect the mothers’ well-being” and “preventive work from the mothers’ perspective”. These main categories showed that expectations, lack of support and lack of information were the main results that could affect the mothers’ well-being. The conclusion shows that the main results play a major role for the well-being of mothers who recently gave birth and that the healthcare have a major responsibility in the preventive work of the well-being among them. To continue the preventive work against postpartum depression the subject needs further research.

Date of Award2019-Jul-05
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorÅsa Bringsén (Supervisor) & Atika Khalaf (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


  • postpartum depression
  • new mothers
  • health
  • well-being
  • public health
  • mental health
  • physical health
  • social health
  • prevention
  • kasam.

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