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.
APEC is a charity registered in the UK. We run a helpline and provide information to members of the public who are affected by pre-eclampsia – be this pregnant women, their family and friends and anyone worried about pre-eclampsia. We run study days for midwives and health professionals who work with pregnant women, providing expert training on detection and management of pre-eclampsia. We also facilitate a unique expert referral service, whereby women can be referred by their GPs to an expert on pre-eclampsia in their area. APEC also provide leaflets to hospitals and maternity units informing women about pre-eclampsia and the importance of antenatal care.
Whilst APEC is a national charity we are able to operate with a small, dedicated staff team thus keeping our overheads as low as possible ensuring that money donated is used effectively to further our charitable work. Our trustees give their time freely both in the governance of the charity and in delivering our world class study days.
We are very grateful to all who support the charity and help to continue its vital work.