Hear Personal Stories of Pregnancy-Related Complications from American Indian People

November 16, 2022

The Hear Her campaign amplifies the voices of American Indian women who have experienced complications during or after pregnancy. They share the signs and symptoms they experienced and how they got the care they needed. These videos also share traditional cultural practices related to pregnancy and birth. We thank these women and their communities for sharing their stories.


Mona experienced extreme swelling and a fast-beating heart. Hear more about how her midwives, doulas and family supported her and helped her get the care she needed.

Mona’s story is filmed in Taos Pueblo, on the traditional homelands of the Red Willow People. We thank the people of Taos Pueblo for welcoming us to tribal land to share Mona’s story.