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Below you’ll find the most up-to-date information the MO PQC has to offer. Check back regularly for news articles and support resources.

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Healthier deliveries and outcomes for pregnant people and babies are at the core of everything the Missouri Perinatal Quality Collaborative does. It’s this mission that has inspired us to build a collaborative network of health care professionals to exchange innovative strategies, best practices and research to address the unique challenges of perinatal care.

From pregnancy through childbirth and the postpartum period, this collective approach gives families throughout Missouri access to the best resources and tools necessary to get the level of care they need and deserve.

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Embrace the power of dialogue

Over 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. The CDC’s Hear Her campaign empowers birthing people and families to recognize and respond to warning signs during and after pregnancy.

Families and friends are urged to listen when pregnant individuals share concerns and take prompt action to connect them with health care providers.

To learn more about bridging the gap between pregnant individuals and providers, visit the campaign website.

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Recognize, address, and prevent

Families and support persons are urged to learn about early warning signs of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and communicate effectively with health care providers.

The Missouri PQC is committed to establishing a network of referral resources and communication pathways, offering ongoing education and treatment options throughout the early motherhood journey.

Together, let’s build a safer and more supportive environment for every parent and child.

View blood pressure monitoring guides in multiple languages featured on the linked initiative page under Resources.

Access more ways to decrease risks related to hypertensive disorders during pregnancy by visiting the Preeclampsia Foundation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Certain signs and symptoms are very important to tell your health care provider about as soon as possible. Patients and family members should be empowered to ensure warning signs, such as those outlined in the CDC Hear Her Campaign, are listened to and receive appropriate treatment.

You will need an automated blood pressure machine with the correct cuff size to monitor your blood pressure at home. You can get a machine and cuff through your insurance company. It is important you wait to take your blood pressure until you have been sitting/resting for about five minutes. Take your blood pressure while seated with your arm at the level of your heart. Do not talk or move when taking your blood pressure. Click here to view full blood pressure monitoring instructions and video.


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