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A US Mum hasn’t been told her newborn baby is dead after she allegedly threw the infant from a moving car in Bali before jumping out herself.

Nicole Stasio, 32, of California, jumped out of the car without warning at an intersection in Denpasar on the Indonesian island of Bali on Tuesday evening.

Villagers found the baby with severe injuries less than a mile from where Ms Stasio leapt out of the vehicle. The baby died in hospital about seven hours later, reports Daily Mail.

Ms Stasio, who is suffering from severe postpartum depression, has been detained at Sanglah Hospital but officers are still waiting to question her.

Because of her mental state, they have yet to tell her that her two-month-old daughter – who she named Arya Rose – has died.

South Denpasar police chief Nyoman Wiarajaya told a news conference on Wednesday that officers haven’t been able to question Ms Stasio because she is hospitalized in a severe state of depression.

‘With this condition, it is unlikely we will make her a suspect.

‘We are still guarding and protecting her, so she will not be more shocked and even more depressed knowing that her baby also died.’

Read the full story here.

Postnatal depression is a common problem, affecting more than one in every 10 women within a year of giving birth.

Signs can include…
Panic attacks,
persistent, generalised worry,
development of obsessive or compulsive behaviours,
abrupt mood swings,
feeling constantly tired,
withdrawing from friends,
difficulty focusing,
feeling constantly sad or crying for no reason
having thoughts of death or suicide.

If you are suffering with PND please speak to your local doctor or contact PANDA National Helpline (Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST) Call 1300 726 306

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  • So sad !! Postpartum depression and -psychosis can be dangerous indeed.

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  • It is possible Mum may never remember or understand what has happened.
    Maybe it might be better that way as long as she never gets pregnant again.

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  • So terribly sad for this family.

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  • It’s so sad that this Mum didn’t have the help she needed to get through this terrible stage and the poor innocent child has become the victim of her condition. Terribly sad.

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  • A completely terrible and tragic event.

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  • Such a tragic ending to a sad situation. I hope she can one day forgive herself

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  • This whole story is just so sad and I hope the investigation has some sort of outcome,that has a answer that many are waiting for.

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  • PND is a horrible disease and needs to be talked about a lot more

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  • How sad for the bub.

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  • How terribly sad !
    Doesn’t sound like just post natal depression, but post natal psychosis.

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  • Very sad, I guess this is why sometimes the mother gets separated from the baby when the mother is not coping,

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  • This story is just so sad and heartbreaking and the repercussions will be lifelong.

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  • Hope they can tell her one day what she did and what happened to her daughter. Terrible that it happened.

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  • How sad for both the baby and the poor mum feeling the way she does. Hope she gets the help she needs

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  • Omg this poor darling baby. I hope she gets the help she needs

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