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Giving Every Month - a chat with survivor Traci Hanegan
July 27, 2021
Giving Every Month - a chat with survivor Traci Hanegan

Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome survivor Traci Hanegan has been donating to the Preeclampsia Foundation in a unique way since 2013 - as one of our “Giving Every Month” (GEM) members. This month, our Communications team sat down with her...

COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia
June 29, 2021
COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia

Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger, more data are becoming available about what possible link...

How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?
June 29, 2021
How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?

The additive effect of interpregnancy interval and maternal body mass index on pregnancy- induced hypertension in the U.S. Both pre-pregnancy body mass index (‘BMI’, a calculation using height and weight) and time between pregnancies (&l...

Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?
June 29, 2021
Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?

Defining the risk profile of women with stage 1 hypertension: a "time to preeclamptic event" analysis The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognize that pre-existing hypertension (having high blood pressure before pregnanc...

Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?
June 29, 2021
Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?

Association of Preconception Paternal Health and Adverse Maternal Outcomes among Healthy Mothers The vast majority of research studies working to identify risk factors and prediction models for preeclampsia are focused on the pregnant woman. But wha...

Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions
June 29, 2021
Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions

Evaluation of different blood pressure assessment strategies and cutoff values to predict postpartum hypertension-related readmissions: a retrospective cohort study  Postpartum hypertension (high blood pressure in the first 42 days after deliv...

Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness
June 29, 2021
Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness

Preeclampsia May Not Look the Same for Every Patient Our understanding of how preeclampsia develops and changes across pregnancy has grown, including the contributions of inflammation, oxidative stress, and blood vessel health. Yet, our ability to p...

Could Vitamin B12 deficiency and preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome be related?
June 14, 2021
Could Vitamin B12 deficiency and preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome be related?

Question: Is there an association between low Vitamin B12 levels and preeclampsia? Answer: There is an association between low levels of B12 in the bloodstream during pregnancy and an increased risk for preeclampsia, though research suggests that i...

Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders
June 03, 2021
Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders

Ontario, Canada – June 2, 2021 – Preeclampsia Foundation Canada announced that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Vision Grant program, including a new award designated specifically for HELLP syndrome research. Preeclampsia...

Take Charge of Your Future Health Beyond Pregnancy for World Preeclampsia Day
May 18, 2021
Take Charge of Your Future Health Beyond Pregnancy for World Preeclampsia Day

May 18, 2021 - Melbourne, FL – About one in ten women, globally, will experience a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, eclampsia, and HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count) Syndrome. Each year,...

May’s Preeclampsia Awareness Month focuses on health "Beyond Pregnancy"
April 30, 2021
May’s Preeclampsia Awareness Month focuses on health "Beyond Pregnancy"

April 30, 2021 - Melbourne, FL – Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is a leading cause of premature birth and a major contributor to adverse maternal outcomes and maternal death. For the preeclampsia survivor, the health risks...

Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
March 30, 2021
Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Research has shown that ionizing radiation (measured by the radon exposure inside one’s home) is linked to having high blood pressure in non-pregnant people. Researchers in this study want to extend this finding into pregnant populations &ndash...

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