Pregnancy complications

You may have complications during pregnancy that need special medical care. Throughout pregnancy, go to all your prenatal care checkups, even if you’re feeling fine. Getting regular prenatal care can help you and your health care provider spot complications early—and maybe even prevent them.

Pregnancy complications, like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, can cause serious problems for you and your baby. If you have conditions like these, work with your provider to get treatment to help keep them under control. If you had certain health conditions before pregnancy, like preexisting diabetes or depression, find out what you can do to help you stay healthy during pregnancy. And learn how to protect yourself from common infections, like the flu and food poisoning, that can cause problems during pregnancy. 

In this country, more and more women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. This is especially true for women of color. The maternal death rate for black women is more than three times higher than for women of other races. Join our advocacy network to take action today.