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Poor maternal mental health is an important contributor to maternal mortality, which remains a global health priority as expressed in the sustainable development goals. Although underreported and neglected, psychiatric disorders in pregnant women or following childbirth have been shown to increase the risk of death from obstetric and medical conditions in pregnancy and puerperium as well as suicide up to one year postpartum (1,2). Therefore, increased attention to maternal mental health is needed. Many maternal suicides are preventable. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/1471-0528.15215

Type

Journal article

Journal

BJOG

Publication Date

12/03/2018