Preeclampsia Awareness Month – Week Two
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 Grants, participating in trials, collaborating with investigators, and building the world’s only patient Registry, we hope to help research progress on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
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.