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Maternal Health Awareness

RWJBarnabas Health Recognizes New Jersey's Annual Maternal Health Awareness Day

RWJBarnabas Health marked Thursday, January 23 across its system as the third annual statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day. In 2017, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to designate a day calling for action to raise public awareness about maternal health and promote maternal safety.

In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, facilities across the RWJBH system hosted various education events for health care providers and the public to help increase awareness of maternal health issues within the communities they serve.

Maternal Health Awareness Day encourages people to come together to push for quality, equality and dignity of women. It is an opportunity for healthcare providers to educate, advocate and bring awareness to the importance of solutions that meet the physical, social and emotional needs of all women during pregnancy – and in the days, weeks, and months after giving birth.

Most women who give birth recover without problems. But any woman can have complications after the birth of a baby. Learning the post-birth warning signs and what to do can save your life or the life or someone you love.

Trust your instincts. If you feel something is wrong, call and get evaluated by your healthcare provider. If symptoms get worse or you do not hear back from your healthcare provider, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

By amplifying the voices of women, we are defining what healthcare means and what is important to them by supporting maternal health. Your voice matters. Join us in empowering women, their families and communities!

Maternal Health Awareness Blood Drives

Help support new moms that need blood by making a donation.

  • Monmouth Medical Center
    January 21st, 2020 10am - 3:30pm
    January 22nd, 2020 12:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    New Brunswick

    January 23rd, 2020 noon-5:30pm
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    January 21st-23rd, 2020 8:00am - 7:00pm
    January 24th, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm

Making Maternity Safer: A Focus on Women's Health Before, During and After Pregnancy Aims to Save Lives.

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200

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