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

April 10, 2019

Pre-eclampsia: Know the Signs leaflets now available for UK NHS Trusts to purchase. £20 for 500.

You may recall we offered 500 free to the first 10 Trusts in our recent newsletter. We had such an overwhelming response, we extended this offer […]
April 2, 2019
Placental growth factor testing to assess women with suspected pre-eclampsia

New research into pre-eclampsia prediction testing

Important trial shows that PlGF testing halves time to pre-eclampsia diagnosis and reduces maternal complications. Action on Pre-eclampsia are passionate about high quality research into pre-eclampsia. […]
February 26, 2019

‘Pre-eclampsia: Know the Signs!’ booklet now in all Emma’s Diary packs.

If you are pregnant and you pick up a FREE Emma’s Diary pack you will find inside a fab new little leaflet designed to fit into […]