Down syndrome and congenital heart disease

Dylan’s mother is only four weeks postpartum, and in addition to her physical and emotional needs, she has to cope with the extraordinary need of a child with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. She may experience postpartum “blues” or postpartum depression. Discuss and describe postpartum “blues” and depression. How may the nurse identify these conditions? What (if any) referrals should be made? How can the nurse be of the most help to this mother? How will the condition of the mother affect her health care of Dylan? Be spec

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