APEC e-learning course is now live

Our new e-learning course – Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy – has been designed for midwives, doctors and healthcare professionals caring for women with raised blood pressure in pregnancy.

Supporting APEC makes a real difference.

Action on Pre-eclampsia 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 receive no statutory funding and are mainly supported by the kind donations and subscriptions from the public – people like you.

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 →

How you can support APEC

APEC have a number of London Marathon  2019 places if you would like to run for us!

London Marathon is our 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 →

Eastenders applauded for raising awareness of pre-eclampsia

Action on Pre-eclampsia has praised bosses at EastEnders for bringing pre-eclampsia into the storyline around Stacey Fowler’s pregnancy.

The Walker Redman Scholarship

Are you a post-doctoral student in the United Kingdom? APEC want to support your research and will make two awards of £500 each year to help fund travel to improve your knowledge and understanding of pre-eclampsia.

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

June 25, 2018

APEC Annual Scientfic Meeting 2018 – a great success!

Hypertension in Pregnancy 2018 On the 23rd May APEC once again welcomed many of the world’s experts in pre-eclampsia and hypertension for the annual APEC Scientific […]
May 2, 2018

Multidisciplinary study days – Liverpool and Worcester – “packed full of information and really useful”

  We travelled to Liverpool on May 1st- the Liverpool Medical Institute, a beautiful grand building, to hold a study day on pre-eclampsia. The delegates and […]
January 18, 2018

Thank you to everyone who ran the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 for APEC!

Thank you to all our wonderful runners for completing the London Marathon and raising to date over £44,000 (and counting..) for Action on Pre-eclampsia. It was […]