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 and support research into finding a cure.
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.
PlGF – Placental Growth Factor Testing
PlGF tests are ground-breaking new blood tests clinicians can use to help predict if a baby needs to be delivered due to pre-eclampsia in the late stages of pregnancy.
For Healthcare Professionals
Information for healthcare professionals
APEC has brought together the latest guidelines, research and recommendations into antenatal care and the treatment of pre-eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia multidisciplinary online conferences
In 2022 we collaborated with colleagues in Wales to bring you the first live streamed multidisciplinary pre-eclampsia conference. We have run a similar event for England this year and our Global Reach annual expert meeting will be online on 16th November. The events are open to all who who care for pregnant women
APEC’s new Virtual Learning Environment for clinicians
Action on Pre-eclampsia’s brand new Virtual Learning Environment is taking shape! This offers FREE online CPD accredited courses for all healthcare professionals working with pregnant women and we we’ve recently launched a new 2 part course for GPs.
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.
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