by MaebyFunke (1 Posts), Wed Oct 03, 2012 03:44 pm
It's great that this study was done, but I'm wondering how relevant the information really is. I feel the information would be far more accurate it if would have included a study of major pregnancy websites and/or apps as well. I'm a first time mom of an eight month old, and though I did not personally experience preeclampsia or HELLPS, I lost a friend to it several years ago, so I've participated in a lot of events for the organization. Therefore during my own pregnancy it was always top of mind.
However...with the amount of information on the web (ie. babycenter.com, the bump.com, whattoexpect.com), the tools through various apps for smartphones and tablets, etc., I'd be interested to see some statistics on how many women still use pregnancy books. I'm a voracious reader, but I barely cracked a pregnancy book. There's no need to when you can sign up for a website, I used babycenter, and it sent pertinent information for each stage of my pregnancy directly to my inbox. That being said Babycenter.com does an excellent job spelling out and constantly reminded expectant mothers to be aware of Pre-E symptoms.
Like I said, I'm a big reader, but in this day and age, skipping the internet in this study is kind of a blind spot.