Understanding Pre-eclampsia: A guide for parents and midwives 

APEC is proud to be the UK stockist of Understanding Pre-eclampsia,  a new publication by Joyce Cowan and APEC founders Professor Chris Redman and Isabel Walker. It covers everything parents and midwives need to know about pre-eclampsia, from causes to long term consequences to the often profound emotional fallout.

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What is pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. It is caused by a defect in the placenta, which joins the mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood. Read more →

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How you can support APEC

APEC have London Marathon 2018 places if you would like to run for us! The London Marathon is APEC’s biggest fundraising event of the year and ensures that we can continue to educate healthcare professionals and offer our support to those families affected by pre-eclampsia. Read more →

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Cradle VSA Blood Pressure Monitor now available through APEC

The world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women could cut maternal deaths in developing countries by up to 25%, saving more than 70,000 lives a year.

Call our Action on Pre-eclampsia helpline on 01386 761848

Every 6 minutes a woman dies as a result of pre-eclampsia.

For over 20 years, our helpline, online social media and email services have supported thousands of women throughout the UK and the world. Our education programme for midwives continues to offer vital specialist training and we continue to have world leaders in the field as speakers.

Pre-eclampsia leaflets and information sheets

Hospitals, GP surgeries and midwife units throughout the UK use leaflets from Action on Pre-eclampsia to inform their patients about pre-eclampsia. You can also download a soft copy of our leaflets in a variety of languages.

Latest news from APEC

February 10, 2017

MATERNAL DEATHS IN THE UK; PRE-ECLAMPSIA DEATHS ARE AVOIDABLE SAYS COMMENT IN THE LANCET

  Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer conclude authors of a comment piece published in The Lancet this week.* Prof Andrew Shennan and Prof […]
January 20, 2017
Understanding Pre-eclampsia

APEC Founders publish new book: Understanding pre-eclampsia: A guide for parents and midwives

In 1992 APEC founders Professor Chris Redman and Isabel Walker co-wrote the ground-breaking book Pre-eclampsia: The Facts. Published by Oxford University Press just months before the […]
December 7, 2016

One in a Million – UK Death rate from Pre-eclampsia falls to all time low.

Action on Pre-eclampsia has welcomed the record fall in the death rate from Pre-eclampsia to less than 1 in a million pregnancies in the United Kingdom […]
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