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Prevent Maternal Mortality

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Prevent Maternal Mortality

Listen to her. Believe her. Act for her.

Learn the Warning Signs.
It could help save a life.

More than 700 women die each year in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications up to one year after giving birth. In Michigan there are approximately 25 cases of pregnancy-related deaths each year. Of these deaths, approximately six out of every ten are preventable.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is committed to helping prevent maternal mortality and morbidity in our state through education, resources, and awareness. The Hear Her Michigan Campaign aims to empower women and their support networks to know the urgent maternal warning signs and speak up when they have concerns. The campaign is also dedicated to encouraging everyone, including providers, caregivers, friends, and family to listen and act.

We all have a role to play in preventing maternal deaths. The loss of one mother is one too many. Learn about urgent maternal warning signs and discover how you can help.

HEAR, Hear Her Concerns, and Escúchela are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Use of these marks by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services does not imply endorsement by HHS/CDC.