Over 700 women die each year in this country from problems related to pregnancy or delivery complications. Every death is a tragedy, especially when we know that two thirds of pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented. As many as 50,000 women experience severe, unexpected health problems related to pregnancy that may have long-term health consequences.1
Women know their bodies best. If you experience something that seems unusual or is worrying you, talk to your healthcare provider right away. Acting quickly can save your life... and your baby's life too.
Use the resources on this page to learn about the symptoms of these potentially life-threatening complications and steps you can take to improve your outcome.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HEAR HER Campaign. Content source: National Center Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. Last reviewed March 24, 2021. Retrieved from cdc.gov/HearHer