Which one of the following events is the most common cause of postpartum deaths?
A) Pulmonary embolism
C) Severe hemorrhage
D) Suicide. A 1994-1996 study conducted in the UK showed that 10% of maternal deaths were due to suicide, the largest single cause of postpartum deaths. Here is an article from NEJM worth reading (NEJM, 7/31/08, pg. 509).
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