May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, a month-long communication campaign to raise awareness of this life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy.
Our 2023 theme is "Move Preeclampsia Research Forward."
Researchers and clinicians still do not fully understand why preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders occur in 5-8% of all pregnancies. Currently, the only treatment for preeclampsia starts with delivery of the baby and the placenta, no matter how far into pregnancy a mother may be, hoping that mom's health will improve.
We can do better for pregnant and postpartum patients and their infants, but it takes us all: patients participating in research. Researchers receiving funding to investigate preeclampsia. Clinicians implementing what research shows saves lives. Policymakers prioritizing maternal health research funding in general and preeclampsia research in specific.
Join us in raising your voice for preeclampsia awareness!
May 22 is World Preeclampsia Day. In 2022, we asked global patient leaders to share the preeclampsia journey of women in their countries.