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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

Can we possibly do more?  Maternal mortality strikes home, for everybody.
May 11, 2016
Can we possibly do more? Maternal mortality strikes home, for everybody.

By Eleni Tsigas, Preeclampsia Foundation Executive Director In a recent Washington Post article, work underway at the CDC was showcased as an example of what data we need to collect to make a dent in the rising rate of moms dying giving birth. The P...

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

by Eleni Z. Tsigas, Executive Director I spent a couple days last week "takin' it to the streets" in Chicago where I met with the most inspiring group of women, all affected – some quite tragically – by preeclampsia. As Nikki Mather, co-...

Preeclampsia Foundation to host live Twitter Town Hall with members of Congress
May 05, 2015
Preeclampsia Foundation to host live Twitter Town Hall with members of Congress

Conversation to focus on maternal health improvements Melbourne, Florida – May 5, 2015 – Kicking off Preeclampsia Awareness Month #PreAM15, the Preeclampsia Foundation, joined by Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated t...

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

by Carolyn Thomas 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 bloo...

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

By Jaime Nolan, 2014 Saving Grace Event Co-Chair 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 tha...

The Long Journey to New Patient Education Guidelines Began with Whom?
December 03, 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.  A Message from Executive Director Eleni Z. Tsigas The executive summery of the eagerly anticipated new guidelines for the diagnosis an...

P.S. The Long Journey to New Patient Education Guidelines Began with Whom?
October 31, 2013
P.S. 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. by Eleni Z. Tsigas, Executive Director The executive summery of the eagerly anticipated new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of h...

Patient-Centric Care Must Include Empowered Patients, But What Does That Mean?
October 12, 2013
Patient-Centric Care Must Include Empowered Patients, But What Does That Mean?

Patient-centric care, a buzzword in healthcare reform, should be the obvious goal for any health care system. "What a concept," I utter with a hint of sarcasm. Put the patient at the center of the decisions, resources and desired outcomes?!...

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

By Alan E. Guttmacher, MD 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 o...

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