May 22nd is World Pre-eclampsia Day

To raise awareness of preeclampsia as a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, maternal health organizations around the world are joining forces to host the third annual World Preeclampsia Day on Wednesday, May 22.


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 →

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

APEC have a number of Golden Bond  London Marathon  2020 places for supporters who are interested in running and raising sponsorship for us.

The London Marathon is our biggest fundraising event of the year and ensures that we can continue our vital work – educating healthcare professionals  supporting women and families affected by pre-eclampsia. Read more →

APEC Parliament Debate

Latest news

Keep up to date with all the latest news from APEC, including the recent Parliamentary debate, called by Patricia Gibson MP,  to examine urgently what more can be done.

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

May 22, 2019
World Pre-Eclampsia Day

Why does World Pre-eclampsia Day mean so much to me?

I have been reflecting a lot about my experience of preeclampsia. This reflection has largely been prompted by World Pre-eclampsia Day on the 22nd May – […]
May 21, 2019

World Pre-eclampsia Day

Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide lose their lives to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy every year. To raise awareness of preeclampsia as […]
May 7, 2019
APEC Parliament Debate

Why are babies still dying in the UK?

Ground-breaking debate to take place in Parliament into a condition that kills many hundreds of babies a year. Please read the full Parliamentary debate briefing here […]