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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).

Hospital Guidelines and the Preeclampsia Patients’ Bill of Rights
July 17, 2020
Hospital Guidelines and the Preeclampsia Patients’ Bill of Rights

What’s a “bundle” and what should I expect from healthcare providers who are following these guidelines? Patient safety “bundles” – including Severe Hypertension During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period –...

Safe Maternity Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, What We’re Learning
April 28, 2020
Safe Maternity Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, What We’re Learning

On April 16, a briefing for U.S. Congressional staff offered insights about how maternity care is being provided in the midst of the COVID pandemic. We joined a number of maternal health organizations as a sponsor of this virtual briefing. Presenters...

A Journey of Hope
April 28, 2020
A Journey of Hope

We were there when she lunged into the Atlantic Ocean having just completed a 3,000-mile cross country journey by bike.  One year from the start of that journey, there is a new chapter in Carlie and Dietrich Linde’s life. The Blacksburg, V...

10 Preeclampsia Myths That Are Completely Misleading
October 12, 2017
10 Preeclampsia Myths That Are Completely Misleading

The myths are everywhere, and we hear them after a delivery for preeclampsia – and even during a pregnancy complicated by it. People may think this information is helpful, but it can cause confusion. The myths persist because it is human nature...

Tackling Preeclampsia as Wonder Woman: Scenes from the Real World
June 13, 2017
Tackling Preeclampsia as Wonder Woman: Scenes from the Real World

After realizing you have Wonder Woman super powers, here are some ways you can put them into action when confronted with real life scenarios. 1. My doctor/nurse/midwife is not taking my symptoms seriously. How can I get them to pay more attention to...

Being Wonder Woman!
June 13, 2017
Being Wonder Woman!

Recent media coverage about the alarming rate of maternal mortality in the US has women scared. How can you protect yourself from these errors and oversights? Being your own Wonder Woman is not hard when you have the lasso of truth, the bracelets...

After Preeclampsia: Listen to Your Heart, It May Be Telling You Something
February 23, 2017
After Preeclampsia: Listen to Your Heart, It May Be Telling You Something

You may know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Here’s what you may not know: preeclampsia, a pregnancy disorder, puts women at increased risk for heart disease as well as stroke and high blood pressure later in life....

After Preeclampsia: Another Pregnancy or Not?
February 23, 2017
After Preeclampsia: Another Pregnancy or Not?

If you’re one of the thousands of women who experienced severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome, then you probably have more questions than answers about deciding whether to get pregnant again. It can take time to recover from any pregnancy that...

Understanding “Risk Reduction” vs “Prevention”: Why it Matters to Your Mental and Physical Well-Being
January 04, 2017
Understanding “Risk Reduction” vs “Prevention”: Why it Matters to Your Mental and Physical Well-Being

What you’ll learn in this article: It’s important not to blame yourself for developing preeclampsia: there’s currently no absolute way to prevent it from happening. “Risk reduction” doesn’t equal “disease...

Not Just Physical: the Psychological Burden of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome
October 24, 2016
Not Just Physical: the Psychological Burden of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

Stress caused by a traumatic pregnancy and delivery can often override the ability to emotionally cope, leading to psychiatric complications such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-partum depression (PPD). Suffering a serious illness,...

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