Suicide and drug overdoses are leading causes of death for new moms, new study finds

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Drug overdoses and suicide rates are rising across the country. In California, a recent study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that drug overdose is the second leading cause of death for new moms. Complications from childbirth is the number one cause of death.

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Guests:
Sidra Goldman-Mellor - University of California, Claire Margerison - Michigan State University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney