Women And Families

Last Updated on August 24, 2022

What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. Affecting at least 5-8% of all pregnancies, it is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and usually the presence of protein in the urine.
Early recognition of preeclampsia symptoms can save your life.


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Experiencing symptoms, getting diagnosed, becoming a survivor and dealing with long-term complications can all take a toll on your mental health. Our goal is to get women connected to other community members with similar experiences while providing other resources to reduce isolation and promote healing.



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