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A 38-year-old member asked:

I hear cases of women dying months later after delivering their babies. what is the reason for this?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No idea: There are many reasons for women to have illness (even death) after delivery. She may get an infection, have ongoing bleeding, or have an air embolus or blood clot. These are all very rare. The important thing is to follow up with your doctor after having a baby and make sure that you remain healthy.

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