Globally, every 6 minutes a woman dies as a result of pre-eclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia is the most common of the serious complications of pregnancy. Learn more about this disease and how, for almost 30 years, we’ve supported thousands of women and families affected by pre-eclampsia.

Antenatal care and pre-eclampsia risk following the Covid-19 Pandemic: a statement from APEC

We understand many of you are very worried about pregnancy, pre-eclampsia and how the current situation may affect you or your family. Please read the statement Professor Andy Shennan APEC Chair of Trustees has written, based on current information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are worried.

E-Learning Course

Take our Free E-Learning Course

Our e-learning course – Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy – has been recently updated and carries CPD accreditation. It is a 12 module course designed for midwives, doctors and healthcare professionals caring for women with raised blood pressure in pregnancy.


APEC’s Expert Meeting 2020, 12th November ONLINE 13:00 – 17:00 (all welcome)

APEC’s annual expert meeting is widely recognised as the UK’s leading meeting on hypertension in pregnancy, with speakers who are leaders in the field of pre-eclampsia and associated conditions.

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APEC Lottery

Join the APEC Lottery

Being part of One Lottery means that with your support Action on pre-eclampsia can generate regular sustainable funding. Buying a ticket through One Lottery means that we can continue to plan ahead and maximise our charitable objectives, and you get a chance to win something too!

Need help or advice? Call the APEC helpline on 01386 761 848.

The Action on Pre-eclampsia helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 9.00pm. If you are pregnant and worried, or feel unwell, please contact your GP or midwife immediately.

Supporting those affected by pre-eclampsia

Action on Pre-eclampsia (also known as APEC) aims to raise public and professional awareness of pre-eclampsia, improve care, and ease or prevent physical and emotional suffering caused by the disease. We do this by providing information and support to members of the public who are affected by pre-eclampsia. We also run multi-disciplinary study days for midwives and health professionals who work with pregnant women, providing expert training on detection and management of pre-eclampsia.

What is pre-eclampsia - support and information

Support and information

If you or someone you know is suffering from pre-eclampsia, or you are worried about this condition, then you’ve come to the right place. Find out more about the disease, as well as accessing our information leaflets and comprehensive list of FAQ’s.

APEC Healthcare Professional Education


Our education programme for midwives and other health professionals includes multi-disciplinary study days and online e-learning. We also provide latest guidelines, research and recommendations into antenatal care and the treatment of the disease.


The latest research and insight tackling pre-eclampsia and global maternal mortality related to hypertensive disorders. Our research pages are designed for clinicians, the public and anyone interested – or affected – by pre-eclampsia.

Supporting APEC makes a real difference

Action on Pre-eclampsia aims to raise awareness, improve care and provide support to mums, families and health care professionals. We receive no statutory funding and are mainly supported by the kind donations and subscriptions from the public – people like you. There are lots of ways to support APEC, from requesting a fundraising pack, to running the London Marathon.

Make a Donation

Make a donation

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate and raise more!

Run the London Marathon

Run the London Marathon

The Virgin London Marathon is APEC’s biggest fundraising event of the year and ensures that we can continue to offer our support to those affected by pre-eclampsia as well as funding vital training for all who care for pregnant women.

Fundraising for pre-eclampsia

Request a fundraising pack

Running, sky diving, cycling, walking, baking a cake, organising a raffle, selling old things on E-bay… there’s plenty of ways to raise valuable funds and show your support for APEC and the families affected by pre-eclampsia.