Globally, every 6 minutes a woman dies as a result of pre-eclampsia.
Friday 22nd May is World Pre-Eclampsia Day. This year APEC, along with other leading healthcare charities, are making sure that women understand the importance of blood pressure in their pregnancy.
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.
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.
Pregnancy decision aids
An information booklet and in-consultation aid to support discussions about high blood pressure in pregnancy and related treatment options.
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.
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.