Urgent Warning Signs in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Every pregnancy and postpartum journey is unique. Pregnant people and new parents often know when something seems right, or doesn’t. Acting early when something doesn’t feel right and listening to a loved one’s, or your own concerns, can help to save a life.

Pregnant people and new parents are often at the center of their family’s life – physically, emotionally, and culturally. Losing a pregnant person or a new parent in the first year after a pregnancy ends can be devastating and have enormous impacts on a family and community. 

Pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. In 2018, 84 % of the deaths that occurred in Maryland during a pregnancy or up to one year after pregnancy​ ends​ could have been prevented.​


 Email: mdh.mchb@maryland.gov