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May 2022 National Awareness Month Highlights


Preeclampsia Awareness Month: According two the Preeclampsia Foundation "60% of preeclampsia related deaths are preventable. The purpose of the Preeclampsia Foundation "is to improve the outcomes of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by educating, supporting and engaging the community, improving healthcare practices, and finding a cure." More resources avaialble at


May 5th is Maternal Mental Health Day: Learn more at Read CCCN May: Mental Wellness Blog post for additional resources or connect with a Mental Health and Wellness Professional in the CCCN Member Directory.

May 5th is International Day of the Midwife: Learn more about this day and of local midwifery care on our updated blog post.

May 8th is Mother's Day: According to the CDC, every mother are encouraged to incorporate these healthy ideas into their daily lives. See CCCN on IG celebrating YOU!

May15th is Kangaroo Care Day/International Day of Families: This is a global event celebrated since 2011 by communities that appreciate Kangaroo Care parents, organizations, and professionals. Learn more at

May 22nd is World Preeclampsia Day: Preeclampsia can happen to women during pregnancy and even after delivery. Know the facts and raise awareness: Learn more at and

Do you know of any other important Awareness days or months for May? Please share in comments.

Authored in collaboration with:

Zabrina Cox, CtP Program Director


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