As part of an effort to combat pregnancy-related complications and deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Hear Her campaign acknowledges that women know their own bodies better than anyone and can often tell when something does not feel right. In this blog, Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives, discusses how listening and acting quickly can save lives, with hospitals and health systems working to create environments where women are encouraged to speak out and are included as respected members of their care team.

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