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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

View the Current Did You Know?

September 18, 2020
  • Every year, 700 women die in the United States from problems related to pregnancy or delivery complications, but two-thirds of these deaths are preventable. Recognizing urgent warning signs during and after pregnancy and getting immediate care can save lives.
  • CDC’s Hear Her campaign encourages partners, friends, and family to really listen and take action when a pregnant or postpartum woman says something doesn’t feel right.
  • Public health professionals can help prevent pregnancy-related deaths by using and sharing these personal stories and Hear Her campaign resources, including graphics, videos, social media posts, and PSAs.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: September 18, 2020