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.
“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
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.
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.