Maternal Health Awareness

RWJBarnabas Health Recognizes Maternal Health Awareness Day

Through 9 comprehensive maternity centers, RWJBarnabas Health proudly delivers the most babies in New Jersey. We are committed to partnering with and empowering women and families with knowledge and support throughout their birthing journeys—from the moment they consider starting a family to ongoing postpartum care. As part of this, we join with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) in observing Maternal Health Awareness Day on January 23rd and focus on maternal health risks by:

  • Raising awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs
  • Providing specialized care to women with high-risk pregnancies
  • Talking about our Centers for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, which are dedicated to helping women and families manage mental health issues during and after pregnancy and our Peer Recovery Program for new and expectant moms with substance use disorder offered through the Institute for Prevention and Recovery.
  • Sharing information on Heart Disease in Women, including symptoms of cardiac-related issues during pregnancy or following childbirth.
  • Sharing facts about what pregnant patients and their families need to know about immunization and COVID-19
  • Educating our clinicians on the latest evidence-based clinical practices
  • Encouraging women throughout their birthing journey to speak up when something seems wrong and start conversations with their doctors.

Access in Crisis graphic for Maternal Health Awareness Day 2024

    Maternal Health Awareness Day – January 23

    Monday, January 22, 2024

    National Maternal Health Awareness Day: Let’s Talk About Substance Use – Jersey City Medical Center

    Maternal Health Awareness Day was created in 2017 by the state of New Jersey to raise awareness and provide education to both health care providers and families about maternal health.

    Join us for a discussion with a panel of physicians and experts about Maternal Substance Abuse Disorders.

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    Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Severe Hypertension in the Birthing Population – RWJUH Somerset

    At the conclusion of this conference, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe diagnostic recognition of hypertension in pregnancy
    • Discuss the acute management and long-term care/follow-up of hypertension in pregnancy
    • Develop a multi-modality team approach involving obstetrics, cardiology, the intensivist, and emergency room physician

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