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 →

Planning ahead…

Can you help us to shape decisions regarding APEC’s future objectives? Our short survey will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete and your input will be highly valued.

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

February 26, 2019

APEC’s new Pre-eclampsia Know the Signs Awareness Project is Live!

If you are pregnant and you pick up a FREE Emma’s Diary pack from Mid March 2019 you will find inside a fab new little booklet […]
January 31, 2019

APEC has a new Patron- Dr Dawn Harper

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our new Patron is Dr Dawn Harper. Dawn is respected and recognised by women throughout the UK and her voice […]
September 13, 2018

APEC co-authors in BMJ article- Why is the search for Pre-eclampsia Prevention so elusive?

We are delighted to tell you APEC CEO Marcus Green together with colleagues Professor Lucy Chappell and Dr Jenny Myers have written an article for the […]