Although the consequences of postpartum depression are increasingly documented and, above all, less and less taboo, the numbers linked to this disease continue to increase.
A French study published by Santé Publique France and distributed by Magical mom this Tuesday, September 19, traces the consequences of postpartum depression, postnatal anxiety and suicidal thoughts among young mothers. And the numbers are alarming.
In France there are 1.4 maternal deaths by suicide per 100,000 live births
The study, conducted on 7,133 women who gave birth in France in March 2021, reveals that 5.4% of young mothers suffer from suicidal thoughts. A figure exploding to reach the 23.8% of those report suffering from postpartum depressionthat is, almost a quarter of mothers.
Let us remember that suicides represent the main cause of maternal death during the first year after giving birth. In France there are 1.4 maternal deaths by suicide per 100,000 live birthsalso remember the study.
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The results show that, overall, 16.7% of the mothers interviewed suffered from postpartum depression one in six. However, researchers observed disparities between regions. If in the Grand Est, in the Hauts-de-France or even in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, fewer young mothers suffer from postpartum depression, the figures jump in the Île-de-France, in the Centre-Loire Valley and in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.
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