As many of you know, the Foundation conducted an on-line survey throughout the month of April regarding preeclampsia awareness. The press release, a summary of the raw data (with some comments), and a graphic "What You Need to Know About Preeclampsia," are all available with a simple click from our website's home page.
I want to thank everyone who participated and especially those who helped encourage others to participate . . . we actually had almost 1400 respondants.
The data were very clear -- when a pregnancy did not go to term . . . the women who knew more about preeclampsia were twice as likely to have a positive outcome. Obviously, many other factors may have an impact on the results of any particular pregnancy -- and there is no doubt that, in some cases, all the knowledge in the world would not have made a difference in the outcomes. Still, we feel very strongly, that the survey underscores our "mantra" that an informed mother-to-be is a better partner in her wellness care and that will generally lead to more positive results.
As a Foundation, our recommendation is simple -- every pregnant woman should receive information about preeclampsia at every prenatal visit to her health care provider. It is inexpensive, effective, and can reduce negative outcomes.
The Preeclampsia Foundation does not necessarily endorse any research or news found in this forum, we just want to share what is out there. Please use your own discretion to evaluate any information you find here.
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