Abstract

Baby blues syndrome is a temporary psychological disorder characterized by an emotional peak in the first week after childbirth that lasts 3-6 days in the first 14 days after delivery, where this feeling is related to the baby. Perception in this case is how a mother understands the events that occur around her environment, such as the mother's perception of the incidence of baby blues syndrome. The research method used a correlation study located at the Rismala Kisaran Clinic in 2012. The population in this study were all post partum scundigravida and multigravida mothers. The sampling technique was carried out by means of accidental sampling with a total of 31 post partum mothers. Primary data collection using a questionnaire. Analysis of the data in this study using product moment correlation. The results obtained by using the chi-square test with a confidence level of 95% (0.05), there is a relationship between the perception of post partum mothers and the incidence of baby blues syndrome based on attention where X2 counts (51.925)> X2 table (9.488), and the relationship between perceptions of post partum mothers. with the incidence of baby blues syndrome based on experience where X2 count (31,000)> X2 table (5,991) so that there is a significant relationship between perceptions of post partum mothers with the incidence of baby blues syndrome based on experience. The conclusion is that the variables of attention and experience have a significant relationship with the incidence of baby blues syndrome in post partum mothers at the Rismala Kisaran Clinic in 2012. Suggestions in this study are to health workers, especially midwives, to increase promotional and preventive efforts regarding baby blues syndrome. post partum mom.