Preeclampsia: Research Saves Lives

Preeclampsia Awareness Month – Week Two

May 8 – 14, 2016: Participate in Research to Save Lives

Research efforts this past decade have produced exciting breakthroughs.  This may bring us closer to finding the cause of preeclampsia, help improve diagnosis and prediction, and may lead to prevention and new treatments.

Research needs far more support and funding if to find the true cause of preeclampsia, as well as a way to prevent or cure it.

Part of The Preeclampsia Foundation’s mission is to catalyze and accelerate research.

Through small research funding of Vision Grantsparticipating in trials, collaborating with investigators, and building the world’s only patient Registry, we hope to help research progress on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Spread the Word in honor of May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month!

As a nationally recognized health observance, Preeclampsia Awareness Month presents the perfect opportunity for the Preeclampsia Foundation to offer education and events that will increase awareness of this life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, which occurs in up to eight percent of all pregnancies.

The Preeclampsia Foundation’s theme for the 2016 Preeclampsia Awareness Month is: The Faces of Preeclampsia: Any Woman, Any Pregnancy. Millions of families are unexpectedly affected by preeclampsia each year. Together, we tell their stories and highlight the many impacts that preeclampsia can have on the whole family.

Are you a Face of Preeclampsia? Tell your story and share a photo on the Preeclampsia Foundation’s  story section.

For more educational resources about preeclampsia to share, check out the Preeclampsia Foundation YouTube channel.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. 9th May 2016 / 5:47 am

    A very informative post. My best friend had pre-eclampsia with both her pregnancies. It was awful 🙁

    • Double the Monkey Business
      10th May 2016 / 7:48 pm

      It is such a scary condition. A lot of people have heard of it but I am not sure many know much about it. I certainly didn’t until after I had it and did some research. Hope your friend is ok. x

  2. 8th May 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I know pre-eclampsia hits totally unexpectedly, and awareness isn’t that great – good luck with the campaign x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      10th May 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you x

  3. 8th May 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I didn’t actually know much about preeclampsia so thanks for the informative post. Best of luck with raising more awareness on it x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      10th May 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you x

  4. 8th May 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I have to admit I don’t know too much about pre-eclampsia. .. however I had a friend who had it which resulted in her having a premature baby. Well done for raising awareness hun x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      10th May 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Hope your friend and baby are now healthy and well x

  5. 7th May 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I don’t know much about preeclampsia, but I know it’s horrid. Best of luck raising awareness!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      10th May 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks

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