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Woman's Death Prompts Special Clinic For Moms Suffering Post-Partum Depression
Annie Spangler's tragic death has lead to help for San Diego women suffering from postpartum depression through the University of California, San Diego's Maternal Mental Health Clinic. Spangler endured a miscarriage, in vitro fertilization and massive hormone treatments until she finally got pregnant and gave birth to her 'miracle baby' in 2004. Within a few months she committed suicide. Some women are predisposed to postpartum depression, including those with a family history, and doctors also believe there is a possible link between the disorder and infertility treatments.