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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"

This year's campaign focuses not just on repeating that preeclampsia survivors have a risk but recognizing its emotional impact and educating and empowering the community on what they can do to be their own best advocate beyond pregnancy.

Preeclampsia is Focus of  SMFM Presidential Workshop
January 22, 2021
Preeclampsia is Focus of SMFM Presidential Workshop

On Jan. 25-26, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the Preeclampsia Foundation will bring together leading national and international clinicians and researchers for an in-depth look at how to better predict, prevent, and manage preecla...

National Racial Disparity Task Force Tackles Preeclampsia
August 21, 2020
National Racial Disparity Task Force Tackles Preeclampsia

The Preeclampsia Foundation has launched a racial disparities task force to create recommendations to address these issues as they relate to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP).

Preeclampsia Awareness Month: Blood Pressure Key to Healthy Pregnancy
May 01, 2020
Preeclampsia Awareness Month: Blood Pressure Key to Healthy Pregnancy

Preeclampsia Awareness Month 2020; Preeclampsia Foundation launches #CheckKnowShare Campaign

Takin' It To the Streets
May 18, 2015
Takin' It To the Streets

So what is the right balance? Would you rather have a hospital system that defers to bailing out of a preeclamptic pregnancy as soon as possible or one that takes more of a wait-and-watch approach?

The Preeclampsia Registry: One Participant's Perspective
March 02, 2015
The Preeclampsia Registry: One Participant's Perspective

by Eleni Tsigas I don’t know about you but I have this lofty goal for my household organization that includes having each family member’s medical records neatly organized and categorized – providing this comprehensive compendium of...

Pregnancy Complications Strongly Linked to Heart Disease
May 09, 2014
Pregnancy Complications Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

When I was about eight months pregnant with Ben, my first baby, I was diagnosed with something called preeclampsia. This is a serious condition affecting about 5% of pregnant women, identified by symptoms like sudden spikes in blood pressure, protein...

How One Tiny Life Impacted Thousands of Others
January 28, 2014
How One Tiny Life Impacted Thousands of Others

Ten years ago I was 25 weeks pregnant with my first child and had nothing but hopes and dreams for a future with my newborn. Little did I know what was going to happen within a matter of weeks and that my entire life would be turned upside down. On...

The Long Journey to New Patient Education Guidelines Began with Whom?
October 31, 2013
The Long Journey to New Patient Education Guidelines Began with Whom?

Answer: Every woman who ever uttered the words, "If only I knew..." after being stricken with preeclampsia. The executive summery of the eagerly anticipated new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in pregnancy was just publis...

Early Delivery versus 39 Weeks: What's At Stake?
August 01, 2013
Early Delivery versus 39 Weeks: What's At Stake?

As a new grandfather, the anticipation of awaiting the baby's arrival is still fresh in my mind. Although my stepdaughter was happily awaiting the birth of her first child, she had also grown a bit weary of the discomfort of that final month. Eventua...

The Ride From Saltadere, Haiti
May 28, 2013
The Ride From Saltadere, Haiti

Nadine Brunk, a Certified Nurse-Midwife, started a program called Midwives for Haiti (MFH). We’ve been talking to Nadine about how we can extend our work in patient and community education to prenatal care settings like those found in Haiti. I...

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