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Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
March 30, 2021
Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Research has shown that ionizing radiation (measured by the radon exposure inside one’s home) is linked to having high blood pressure in non-pregnant people. Researchers in this study want to extend this finding into pregnant populations &ndash...

New discoveries in the blood vessels of preeclampsia survivors might help us understand future heart disease risk
March 30, 2021
New discoveries in the blood vessels of preeclampsia survivors might help us understand future heart disease risk

The link between a history of preeclampsia and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life has been reported in research now for many years. However, there are missing pieces to the story such as why and how survivors may develop...

Linking high blood pressure with cardiovascular disease within 5 years of delivery
March 30, 2021
Linking high blood pressure with cardiovascular disease within 5 years of delivery

The link between a history of preeclampsia and increased chance for cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life has been established. Preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have been linked to morbidity and mortality. However, we s...

A postpartum program for preeclampsia survivors to improve long-term heart health
March 30, 2021
A postpartum program for preeclampsia survivors to improve long-term heart health

How to treat preeclampsia in pregnant patients is outlined in guidelines from several medical organizations. How to continue to treat preeclampsia survivors in the medical setting after pregnancy is much less clear. This is important to establish bec...

Baby’s DNA in mom’s blood may be a warning sign of preeclampsia
March 30, 2021
Baby’s DNA in mom’s blood may be a warning sign of preeclampsia

New cells in your body are constantly being created while old cells are dying. During this process of cell death (a process called apoptosis), pieces from your old cells can be found floating in your blood- including your DNA. When you are pregnant,...

Peter J. Pappas Grant Recipients
February 15, 2021
Peter J. Pappas Grant Recipients

2021 Recipients Multi-omics for precision medicine in preeclampsia Principal Investigator: Kathryn J. Gray, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (The General Hospital Corp) Center for Genomic Medicine Description: A la...

Preeclampsia is Focus of  SMFM Presidential Workshop
January 22, 2021
Preeclampsia is Focus of SMFM Presidential Workshop

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Be a Warning Sign of Life-threatening Condition World’s Leading Clinicians and Researchers to Discuss Best Practices for Predicting, Preventing, and Managing Preeclampsia During Annual Pregnancy Meeti...

Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2021 Award Recipients
December 29, 2020
Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2021 Award Recipients

  Melbourne, FL – December 30, 2020 – The Preeclampsia Foundation announces the recipients of its 2021 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants, a funding program designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. Based on the recommendations...

Vitamin D In The Womb May Be Protective for Babies Born From Complications of Preeclampsia; And  Four More Research Findings
December 29, 2020
Vitamin D In The Womb May Be Protective for Babies Born From Complications of Preeclampsia; And Four More Research Findings

Title: Vitamin D in the womb may be protective for babies born from pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia  Article Title: Associations of Cord Blood Vitamin D and Preeclampsia With Offspring Blood Pressure in Childhood and Adolescence Catego...

Top 10 Tips for Telehealth
November 17, 2020
Top 10 Tips for Telehealth

How to Handle Prenatal and Postpartum Appointments, From Home Your doctor or midwife has asked you to use telehealth for some of your check-ups. That means using your smart phone camera or just a regular phone to report on how you’re doing. He...

Prematurity Means Separation, Medical Complications, Sometimes Depression
November 09, 2020
Prematurity Means Separation, Medical Complications, Sometimes Depression

November is Prematurity Awareness Month - a month dedicated to the more than 500,000 babies born too early each year in the US, about one-fifth of them due to preeclampsia. For many of us, this month is a reminder of the hours spent at the...

Findings about Asthma, Stroke, and a Possible Therapy
November 09, 2020
Findings about Asthma, Stroke, and a Possible Therapy

Filtering the Factors A new therapy may be developed for very preterm preeclampsia patients, if the results of a small pilot study are confirmed in a larger trial. Researchers have been looking for a safe way to prolong pregnancy by at least the 48...

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