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Advocates Seek Progress on Preeclampsia Biomarker Development
September 25, 2020
Advocates Seek Progress on Preeclampsia Biomarker Development

The Preeclampsia Foundation is urgently calling for the development of biomarker tests for simple, rapid, and accurate diagnosis and prediction of preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. This call-to-action statement reco...

Nurses Matter - 10 Ways You Support Patients
March 31, 2020
Nurses Matter - 10 Ways You Support Patients

This article was originally written in 2013, but is still especially relevant today on National Nurses Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all the many nurses and midwives in our community who do what is best for their patients! In 2013,...

Understanding long-term effects of Preeclampsia and taking charge
July 31, 2019
Understanding long-term effects of Preeclampsia and taking charge

Foundation joins Brigham and Women’s investigators on important research study Preeclampsia puts women at increased risk for heart disease as well as stroke and high blood pressure later in life. Large population studies have demonstrated that...

President Signs Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation
December 13, 2018
President Signs Critical Maternal Mortality Legislation

This is a great day for preeclampsia and the beginning of the end of needless deaths. Late last night, President Trump signed into law the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. We are very proud and incredibly thankful! This legislation will directly impac...

Preeclampsia Foundation Announces Patient Coalition to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
December 12, 2018
Preeclampsia Foundation Announces Patient Coalition to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

Melbourne, Florida – December 12, 2018 – The Preeclampsia Foundation is pleased to announce MoMMA’s Voices, a national coalition of patient organizations and individuals with lived experiences or those who represent them, using thei...

Reviewing Maternal Deaths is First Step in Preventing Them
March 06, 2018
Reviewing Maternal Deaths is First Step in Preventing Them

Data from nine states’ Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) has been collected and analyzed under the “Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths” project. For the first time, this report includes recommend...

Utah Study Highlights Need for More Detailed Preeclampsia Patient Education
January 17, 2018
Utah Study Highlights Need for More Detailed Preeclampsia Patient Education

At the Preeclampsia Foundation, we work diligently to inform expectant parents of the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia so they recognize and respond appropriately to them. An educated patient can sometimes make the difference between life and death...

Low-Dose Aspirin Continues to Prove Effective in Reducing Onset of Preeclampsia
August 28, 2017
Low-Dose Aspirin Continues to Prove Effective in Reducing Onset of Preeclampsia

A new study recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that women at high risk for preterm preeclampsia who took aspirin were less likely to develop the condition than women who were given a placebo. Women from 13 different hosp...

New study reports costs of preeclampsia to the U.S. healthcare system at $2.18 billion in first year
July 12, 2017
New study reports costs of preeclampsia to the U.S. healthcare system at $2.18 billion in first year

Preeclampsia Foundation Statement on AJOG Preeclampsia Report of Major Impact Melbourne, FL – Eleni Tsigas, Executive Director of the Preeclampsia Foundation, released the following statement on the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecol...

Maternal Early Warning Signs: Preeclampsia
June 06, 2017
Maternal Early Warning Signs: Preeclampsia

States and healthcare systems that are making a concerted effort to respond to the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rate in this country are discovering something important. Neglect, delayed diagnosis, and inadequate management contributed t...

Preeclampsia Foundation responds to ACOG Committee Opinion on First-Trimester Risk Assessment
August 24, 2015
Preeclampsia Foundation responds to ACOG Committee Opinion on First-Trimester Risk Assessment

As the nation’s only patient advocacy organization dedicated to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, the Preeclampsia Foundation respectfully disagrees with statements included in the American College of Obstetricians a...

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