'I knew she was dead'
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Maternal suicide the main cause of death in new mums

In the UK and Ireland, maternal suicide is the leading cause of direct deaths occurring within a year after the end of pregnancy.

In 2018 a report by Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK, found that around 20 out of 120 deaths of women between the periods of six weeks and one year after pregnancy was because of suicide.

This equates to one in six women in this group - Bronagh was one of those women, and this is her story.

Produced by: Joice Etutu. Arranged by The Irish News.

If you are affected by pregnancy-related issues, help and support are available at BBC Action Line.

  • 02 Nov 2018
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