Over Past 10 Years, Self-Harm Has Been Leading Cause Of Pregnancy-Related Deaths In Colorado, Study Indicates

HealthDay (11/8, Norton) reports that over the past 10 years, “‘self-harm’ has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado,” researchers found after examining maternal death records in that state between 2004 and 2012, including “both deaths during a pregnancy or in the year afterward.” In fact, “of all 211 maternal deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012, 30 percent were attributed to self-harm,” including “suicides and…overdoses – most often in the year after a woman gave birth,” the study revealed.

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— “Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms,”Amy Norton, HealthDay, November 8, 2016.

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