What Patients Should Know

Help empower yourself, your friends and your family members to speak up when something might be wrong by being educated about maternal mortality, the leading causes of maternal death, and warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored.

Your Postpartum Care Team Infographic FAQs about Common Conditions in Pregnancy

External Resources

  • My Birth Matters (the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative)
    Learn how to make choices about your provider, where you give birth and what type of delivery you want to have.
  • Ask for Your Life (Pulse)
    Black women are disproportionately affected by common pregnancy-related conditions and have worse health outcomes than white women. Racism and implicit bias lead to inequalities in health care. Empower yourself to be your own advocate.
  • National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)
    NBEC works with organizations, communities and stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to achieve health equity goals.
  • Black Mamas Matter
    Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a black women-led alliance that encourages black mothers to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for black maternal health, rights, and justice. 



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