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

For over 20 years, we’ve supported thousands of women – and families – who are affected by pre-eclampsia. Our education programme for midwives and other health professional continues to offer vital specialist training on the detection and management of pre-eclampsia.

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.

APEC 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 pre-eclampsia, 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 pre-eclampsia.


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.

“There has been a significant decrease in maternal mortality from hypertensive disorders during pregnancy in recent years, but we cannot afford to be complacent. It is certainly true that when we look back at cases where mothers have died, too often, improvements in care could have made for a very different outcome.”

Jackie Doyle Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health. House of Commons, 9 May 2019

What’s new:

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.

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.