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MDHHS Unveil New Website to Help Reduce Pregnancy-related Deaths

Posted: 09/15/2023

In a step towards improving maternal health outcomes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service, Maternal Mortality Surveillance program has launched a new website designed to help reduce pregnancy-related deaths. The Hear Her Michigan website will provide potentially life-saving information about urgent maternal health warning signs.

In addition, the Hear Her campaign aims to promote awareness and encourage everyone, including health care providers, to listen and act when pregnant and postpartum women express that something doesn’t feel right.

More than 700 women in the United States die each year due to pregnancy-related complications within one year after giving birth. In Michigan, about 25 cases of pregnancy-related deaths are reported each year. According to the MDHHS, of these deaths, approximately six out of every 10 are preventable.

To learn more about important maternal warning signs and discover how you can help, go to www.michigan.gov/HearHer.

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