Visit our COVID-19 and Preeclampsia resource page. Click Here

Preeclampsia Research

Watch Now Enroll in the Registry

Last Updated on December 02, 2021


RESEARCH MATTERS

Preeclampsia is still called the "disease of theories" because its direct cause is still debated. Patients, providers, researchers, and funders remain critical to moving preeclampsia research forward. Our research goal is four-fold:

  1. To fund novel research and move promising research forward;
  2. To actively engage the patient perspective and experience in research studies;
  3. To catalyze the preeclampsia research field through funding, advocacy, and awareness;
  4. To communicate research results to our community.
 
OUR IMPACT

Catalyzing Preeclampsia & HELLP Syndrome Research

We are working to help research move forward to better understand how to diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent the poor outcomes preeclampsia can have on patients and their families. Learn more about the actions we've taken and the results we've discovered.

LEARN MORE
shutterstock_160671770.jpg (507 KB)
 
PARTICIPATE

Join Preeclampsia Research

You are not alone. A hypertensive disorder of pregnancy like preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome can be a life-changing experience. You may be looking for a way to make that same experience better for other patients like you.

By sharing the details of your experience and reporting back regularly, you provide valuable insights for medical researchers. This kind of condition-specific database which directly aids research is called a Registry. Your privacy, the information you share, and the kinds of research studies you wish to participate in are controlled by you.

LEARN MORE
eloise-ambursley-650465-unsplash.jpg (6.08 MB)
 
FUNDING RESEARCH

Advancing New Scientific Inquiry

Apply for research grant funding, use our study recruitment services, or engage patient partners in your research.

LEARN MORE
shutterstock_402900376-1.jpg (182 KB) 
 
ASK AN EXPERT

Helping Patients Understand Their Experiences

Many women who suffer a preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome experience are left with many unanswered questions about why it may have happened to them or how to prevent it. Our "Ask An Expert" series presents questions posed by Preeclampsia Registry participants and answered by preeclampsia research experts, citing the most recent peer-reviewed evidence.

LEARN MORE
graphicstock-newborn-baby-hold-by-mother-in-the-baby-wrap-carrier_HCgV2pJ3WW.jpg (12.40 MB)
 
RESEARCH ROUNDUP

Making Research Accessible to Patients

The most important preeclampsia research studies, explained for you. The Research Roundup team consists of diverse researchers who scour the peer-reviewed research journals to highlight the most important, recently published studies in the field of preeclampsia. The results of these studies, which cover everything from basic science to clinical care practices, are summarized in plain language with an explanation of what the results could mean for you, and distributed in specialized Expectations Research editions.

LEARN MORE
shutterstock_199443881.jpg (561 KB)
 
THE FUTURE

A SCIENTIFIC ROADMAP TO IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENTS

Finding a cure for preeclampsia goes beyond funding individual research studies - it involves advocating at a systematic level for the prioritization of maternal and fetal health as a national (and international) issue that can and should be addressed. Quality improvement research shows that there is room for advancements at all levels of the maternal health experience: education, diagnosis, management, treatment, and prevention. For that reason, the Preeclampsia Foundation and our partners advocate to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

LEARN MORE
shutterstock_408591208.jpg (455 KB)

Related Articles