- HEALTH INFORMATION
- GET SUPPORT
- NEWS & VIEWS
- GET INVOLVED
- CARE PROVIDERS
Take the Preeclampsia Pledge this May in honor of Preeclampsia Awareness Month!
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.
Read More Via Our 2015 PreAM Press Release.
Send a Tweet-a-day with our 31 Days of Tweets.
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.
The Preeclampsia Foundation’s theme for the 2015 Preeclampsia Awareness Month is: Take the Preeclampsia Pledge – Know the Symptoms. Spread the Word.
Know the Symptoms
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.
Spread the Word
Brevard County Women of Excellence Breakfast
April 21, 2015
Every Mother Counts
Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative
April 24, 2015
Grand Rounds University of Chicago
May 15, 2015
Northside Hospital CME, Atlanta, GA
August 21, 2015