Posted in Preeclampsia Information on September 07, 2013 by Website
Our Foundation has a growing mission to emphasize the need for monitoring and care for hypertensive moms postpartum for physical AND emotional needs. We asked our Facebook Followers these questions, in the wake of THE DAILY BEAST's recent article: "Why Are America's Postpartum Practices So Rough on New Mothers?"
- Are the US's postpartum practices too trying on new moms?
- What did you think of your postpartum experience?
- What would you have done the same or differently?
We received multiple comments on Facebook and then set up a discussion in the Community Forum on our website. Many of you had both good and bad experiences during your postpartum period. For ...
Posted in Preeclampsia Information on March 03, 2013 by Website
"Loss makes artists of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives."~ Greta W. Crosby, Author of Tree and Jubilee, a book of meditation
Writing about any situation will help you gain perspective on it. Many people find they can identify and express their feelings through journaling. This expression not only contributes to our self-awareness, it also contributes to healing through the letting out of emotions, self-acceptance, and the identification of any negative self-talk patterns that we should and can intentionally replace with positive ...
Posted in Preeclampsia Information on January 09, 2013 by Website
The "Ask the Experts" section of the Preeclampsia Foundation's Community Forum has 318 questions answered by members of our medical board - top researchers and clinicians in hypertensive pregnancies.
Readers often visit this section, not for definitive answers to any one particular question, but to provide spark ideas about other topics or terms to search, and especially new questions to ask your doctor. The Experts answer anonymously and do not give medical advice on any specific case, but they do contribute to the ongoing discussion of preeclampsia-related topics. Information in the older links may not always reflect current understanding of the disease or today's management practices.
Here are Forum Director Heather Curtis' top 5 tips for using our ...
Posted in Volunteer Happenings on March 05, 2012 by Website
What was your experience with preeclampsia?
In my first pregnancy I wasn't worried about PE at all; everything was going smoothly until 31 weeks when, at our last childbirth class on a tour of the hospital's Labor & Delivery (L&D) ward, I started having painful contractions. We ended up calling my OB from the hospital parking lot and she told us to go back up to L&D where they hooked me up and determined - yes - these were real contractions & I was starting to dilate. Many hours of monitoring and couple shots of terbulaline later they sent me home. I ended up at my 37 week appointment, being sent over to L&D for an induction because of preeclampsia.
How aware were you about preeclampsia before/during your pregnancy?
I'd never really heard of preeclampsia before my first pregnancy. During my pregnancy as I started having high BP sometime around 34 weeks it got mentioned and I knew there were some ...