Recently diagnosed with preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, or other hypertension in pregnancy? You are not alone. You can find assistance here from across the Preeclampsia Foundation’s network of resources. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be altered by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families and friends.
Many of the women working within our organization are survivors themselves, so they have first-hand experience and enormous compassion for anyone dealing with the effects of preeclampsia. Our medical board of experts includes physicians and researchers who share our passion for advancing awareness, education and research.
Our robust Community Forum is the leading peer-to-peer online network where members share stories, advice, information and support. We also encourage you to Share your Story and read others’ accounts. There’s even a short list of complicated issues that members of our medical board personally answer in Ask the Experts, sometimes showcasing the diversity of thought that exists in this field. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, Expectations, to stay current on all our happenings.
As a result of all of these efforts and resources, we manage an impressive network of relationships. Nowhere else does such a diverse group of professionals and patients come together to focus on preeclampsia. Many people have found helpful support through this community. We hope you will too.
The Expert's Answers
Please note: It is extremely important to remember that this service is not provided to replace the care that you are receiving and is not intended as medical advice but rather the expert opinion of one professional. You should never make medical decisions based on the guidance of the Ask the Expert column without the support and approval of your health care professional. When in doubt--contact your doctor. It is important to be able to speak freely with your health care provider.
Ask the Experienced
Many women find a great deal of helpful information through our Ask the Experienced thread also in the Forum. This area does not represent the collective medical opinion of our medical board and one should remember that this information in particular is anecdotal and not from the Preeclampsia Foundation nor represents a medical opinion. It does address specific experiences (one woman may share what treatment her physician used) and it includes broader issues--including making the decision to try to have another child. This section includes posts from women who know as much or more than some physicians to those who do not understand the basics. Regardless of the level of feedback--it is nevertheless NOT medical advice and women and their partners should be very clear on this distinction.