Hi cmlee1 !
So glad you reached out with this message! (I have a friend who was born in Okanawa).
Anyway, we are happy to help you find a way to use your dedication to help others. Unfortunately, far too many women share your experience of feeling they were not adequately informed about the risks of preeclampsia and related disorders. Here in the U.S. urine testing is standard practice at prenatal appointments, and along with blood pressure checks are often the first solid indication that doctors have that something is wrong with the motherâ€™s health and pregnancy.
Part of our mission is to improve health care practices and educate the public of the signs and symptoms so women can be empowered to advocate for the best attention and care. The brochure campaign is a major piece of that. So thank you for getting them out into your community.
Fundraising is another vital part of the work we do. Every dollar raised helps to advance the Foundationâ€™s whole missionâ€¦..and save lives. If raising money or collecting donations is of interest to you, I can help you think through an event or project. If you havenâ€™t already, take a moment to look through the Make A Difference section of our website where youâ€™ll find info on how to become a volunteer, or even how sharing your own story can be helpful to others.
Click this link: http://www.preeclampsia.org/make-a-difference
I'd also like to connect you with our Exec Dir, Eleni Tsigas, who can share more about our International efforts
If you would, email me at Dawn.Detweiler@preeclampsia.org
and let me know your email address so we can talk more specifically outside of the forum.