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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 disorder of pregnancy, which occurs in up to eight percent of all pregnancies.
Throughout May, the Preeclampsia Foundation is hosting the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in 43 cities across the country as well as a virtual Promise Walk. Visit www.promisewalk.org for specific locations. Promise Walks range from walks to 5K runs and may also feature guest speakers, appearances by media personalities, free blood pressure screenings, silent auctions, raffles, family activities, and memorial events.
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Also in conjunction with Preeclampsia Awareness Month, the Preeclampsia Foundation is hosting a series of Twitter Chats, including an innovative Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, May 7, from 1 to 2 pm ET. Join @Preeclampsia and @EveryMomCounts as we lead a discussion with leading women's health congressional leaders about preeclampsia and maternal health.
Congressional Record (June 1, 2015): Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) -- Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Viera Voice (May 26, 2015): Walkers make strides to raise awareness of preeclampsia
Congressional Record (May 26, 2015): Congresswoman Kristi L. Noem (R-SD), Chair of Congressional Caucus on Women's Health -- Recognizing May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Facebook (May 26, 2015): Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (May 25, 2015): Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Healthy Disney Family Blog (May 25, 2015): Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Everything Brevard (May 20, 2015): Space Coast walkers make strides to raise awareness of preeclampsia
HealthyWomen womenTALK Blog (May 20, 2015): Understanding the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia
AWHONN Blog (May 18, 2015): Dangers after delivery: Postpartum preeclampsia
ConsumerHealthDigest (May 15, 2015): Preeclampsia Awareness Month -- Let's take care during pregnancy
Congressional Record (May 15, 2015): Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA) -- In Recognition of Preeclampsia Awareness Month
CBS5AZ.com (May 15, 2015): Surviving HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening pregnancy complication
Denvermetromomsblog.com (May 14, 2015): Darn you, Dr. Whatever His Name Was (Preeclampsia Awareness)
BusinessWire (May 14, 2015): rEVO Biologics, Inc. supports National Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Lamaze International Science & Sensibility (May 12, 2015): New research: Majority of preeclampsia-related maternal deaths deemed preventable
Headspace Perspective Blog (May 6, 2015): May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month -- Why it matters to you
BabyCenter #MissionMotherhood (April 21, 2015): Preeclampsia Awareness Month marked by educational activities, Promise Walks in 43 cities
Motherhood Moment blog (April 17, 2015): Healthy habits: Preeclampsia awareness
Finnegan & The Hughes (April 16, 2015): May 2015 Kickoff Twitter Party #PreAM15
The Preeclampsia Foundation’s theme for the 2015 Preeclampsia Awareness Month is: Take the Preeclampsia Pledge – Know the Symptoms. Spread the Word.
If you experience any of the following symptoms during your pregnancy or after delivery, call your doctor or midwife right away. Having symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have preeclampsia, but they are cause for concern and require medical evaluation.
It's also important to know that some women with preeclampsia have NO symptoms or they "just don’t feel right." If you have a sense that something's wrong, even without symptoms, trust yourself and contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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