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Old 05-03-2018, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So sad. I knew about post-partum depression, but not that it leads to suicide so often

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ormation__0502
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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So what’s the leading cause of death? Being murdered by their boyfriends/husbands?
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So what’s the leading cause of death? Being murdered by their boyfriends/husbands?
Birth complications from lack of prenatal care. We're back to the age old health care problem.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That’s really sad. I can’t insgine being sad if I had a new baby. I would feel so happy. But I know some women just get depressed and don’t feel like themselves. So awful. My mom also had bad depression always after she gave birth
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Birth complications from lack of prenatal care. We're back to the age old health care problem.
What is your source for that?
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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Birth complications from lack of prenatal care. We're back to the age old health care problem.
Where did you get that info? I couldn't find it in your link or any sites I could access from that link. Several sites repeat that suicide is the second leading cause, but not one mentions the leading cause.

ETA: cross posted with Katarina
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Birth complications are becoming much more common in Texas than they used to be. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ld-why-n791671
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Among the general population, suicide is the only 10th leading cause of death per the CDC, so there is definitely a disconnect there. Then again, many of the leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, lung and kidney diseases etc) affect a much older population, and new mothers are, of course, a comparatively young group.

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Old 05-04-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In 2011, homicide was said to cause more deaths than suicides in the postpartum period. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3428236/

As a whole, though, pregnant and postpartum women are not all that safe in the USA. https://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/52809...eveloped-world
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Birth complications are becoming much more common in Texas than they used to be. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ld-why-n791671
Actually, that turned out to be untrue.
https://www.popsci.com/maternal-mortality-rates-texas
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