Year: 2022 Source: Los Angeles, CA: Author. (2022). 17 p. SIEC No: 20221024
Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the US. While maternal mortality has rightfully garnered increasing attention in recent years, maternal suicide has been historically overlooked as a cause of maternal mortality because national maternal mortality rates previously excluded suicides as pregnancy related deaths, instead classifying maternal suicides deaths as incidental or accidental deaths.