The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you’ll have if you don’t. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be affected by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families. For more information on the Preeclampsia Foundation and to access patient resources, please visit our website: http://www.preeclampsia.org.
Video: What is Pre-eclampsia? What you need to know for you and your baby.
In this hangout, Eleni Tsigas, Executive Director of the Preeclampsia Foundation discusses the risks of Preeclampsia, which affects 4-10% of all pregnancies with guests, Dr. Doug Woelkers, MD, Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, and Nicole O'Connell, a Preeclampsia survivor.
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
- ACOG provides FAQ's for High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy for patients.
US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- The US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides information about high blood pressure in pregnancy and a guide to lowering blood pressure in pregnancy.
UK National Health Service Choices
- The UK National Health Service Choices website provides information about pre-eclampsia.
- The UK charity Healthtalkonline also provides personal stories about hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)
- Action on Pre-eclampsia (also known as APEC) aims to raise public and professional awareness of pre-eclampsia, improve care, and ease or prevent physical and emotional suffering caused by the disease. We run a helpline and provide information to members of the public who are affected by pre-eclampsia – be this pregnant women, their family and friends and anyone worried about pre-eclampsia. We run study days for midwives and health professionals who work with pregnant women, providing expert training on detection and management of pre-eclampsia. We also facilitate a unique expert referral service, whereby women can be referred by their GPs to an expert on pre-eclampsia in their area. APEC also provide leaflets to hospitals and maternity units informing women about pre-eclampsia and the importance of antenatal care.
New Zealand Action on Preeclampsia (NZApec)
- Educate, inform and advise the public and health professionals about the prevalence, nature and risks of pre-eclampsia.
- To campaign for greater public awareness of the disease and for action to improve methods of detection and treatment.
- To provide support for women who have suffered pre-eclampsia, and their families.
- To promote research into the causes of the disease and appropriate screening techniques and treatment methods.
The Australian Action on Pre-eclampsia Inc. (APEC)
Australian Action on Pre-eclampsia Inc. (AAPEC) is an association incorporated in Victoria. It is a voluntary organisation set up to provide support and information to families who have suffered from pre- eclampsia.
Its objectives are
- To educate, inform and advise the public and health professionals about the prevalence, nature and risks of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
- To provide support to people who suffer or have suffered pre-eclampsia, and their families.
- To campaign for greater awareness and action to improve methods of detection and treatment.
- To promote research into the causes of the disease and appropriate screening techniques and treatment methods