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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. As one of our longest running GEMs, we asked her: “What would you t...

Prematurity Means Separation, Medical Complications, Sometimes Depression
November 09, 2020
Prematurity Means Separation, Medical Complications, Sometimes Depression

November is Prematurity Awareness Month - a month dedicated to the more than 500,000 babies born too early each year in the US, about one-fifth of them due to preeclampsia. For many of us, this month is a reminder of the hours spent at the...

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 –...

Not Just Physical: the Psychological Burden of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome
June 21, 2020
Not Just Physical: the Psychological Burden of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

Women who have endured traumatic pregnancies such as severe preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome have a higher incidence of PTSD and PPMD than women without these complications.

10 Preeclampsia Myths That Are Completely Misleading
June 21, 2020
10 Preeclampsia Myths That Are Completely Misleading

The media can share out messages about preeclampsia that are not quite true - read more on the facts of preeclampsia.

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...

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...

Comprender la diferencia entre “disminuir el riesgo” y “prevenir”
April 01, 2017
Comprender la diferencia entre “disminuir el riesgo” y “prevenir”

Hay cosas que usted puede hacer para disminuir el riesgo de tener preeclampsia, pero no existe ninguna garantía de que no la tendrá.

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