Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal death in the U.S., or more simply put, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms. It can pose a threat to women’s heart health during pregnancy and later in life, making it important that women understand how to care for themselves and their baby.

Go Red for Women is here to support women in all stages of life, and all stages of a pregnancy.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms.
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Learn about the heart conditions that can arise in and around pregnancy.

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Risk Factors

Important risk factors every woman should know and discuss with her health care team.

Pregnancy and Your Health

Getting Healthy Before Pregnancy

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Follow these tips to improve your heart health before pregnancy.

Having a Healthy Pregnancy

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A healthy pregnancy is best for both mom and for baby.

Staying Healthy After Pregnancy

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Learn how you can care for yourself as well as your new baby.

Keeping Moms Healthy Infographic

maternal health infographicA healthy pregnancy is best for both mom and baby. Pregnancy and childbirth can put a woman’s health at risk, but many pregnancy-associated deaths can be avoided.

Use this infographic to learn ways to keep moms-to-be and new moms safe and healthy before, during, and after pregnancy.

Maternal Death in the U.S. Infographic

maternal death infographicCardiovascular conditions are the leading cause of death during and shortly after pregnancy. Almost two-thirds of these deaths could be prevented, experts say.

This infographic outlines the four key risk factors that contribute to maternal death.

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