May is Pre-eclampsia awareness month. What are APEC are doing to mark this?

This year we will be marking world pre-eclampsia month with a series of events. Our focus is on men and how pre-eclampsia affects them. We have some wonderful dads supporting our charity and would like to explore this area a little more.

Our Pre-eclampsia Awareness month calendar:

5th May – Marcus will be visiting the University of Surrey to attend the Midwifery Society’s annual conference. He will be spreading the word about the work APEC do to educate midwives and healthcare professionals

9th and 23rd May – APEC are running 2 online study days for clinicians in London with Prof Andrew Shennan and Dr Anita Banerjee speaking.

11th May APEC will be visiting Milton Keynes to chair a multidisciplinary study day

11th May Book signing/pre-launch of Paul Bent’s new book HELLP I’m going to be a dad!

17th and 18th May – The APEC team will be at the Primary Care Conference at Birmingham NEC spreading the word- come along and say hello! We are delighted to say we will be joined by author Paul Bent on the 18th.

LIVE DISCUSSION – 18th May –7pm APEC’s YouTube Channel

Men’s experiences of Pre-eclampsia:  A Conversation between dads for World pre-eclampsia awareness month

APEC will be hosting a LIVE CHAT with Pre-eclampsia dads Stuart Geddes, Mark Clement, Paul Bent and Elliott Brand discussing their different experiences of pre-eclampsia.


Join in the patient conversation hosted by our colleagues the Pre-eclampsia Foundation – Add your voice

Launching Monday May 22nd

An emotive and personal experience of the birthing process, voiced through the lens of an expectant father.

Author Paul Bent, is proud to announce the release of debut non-fiction book, HELLP! I’M GOING TO BE A DAD! A Dad’s journey through Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia and Fatherhood. Revisiting his past, to face his future.

This personal and captivating lived experience is not your typical how-to-guide or dad handbook. Unpackaging the psyche of what goes through a man’s mind when he finds out he is going to be a father, Paul expresses the overwhelming joy and excitement felt, whilst reflecting on formative moments and trauma in his childhood impacting and shaping the person he is today.

27th May – APEC supporter Elliott Brand’s fundraising walk with his family. Marcus will be joining them for the first mile.

“To raise money for APEC and to symbolise the journey my son went on to get home I am completing a walk on the 27th of May from Bristol to Taunton over two days, with the route we are taking meaning we will have to walk almost 30 miles a day.” Elliott’s story can be read here where you can also make a donation

Thank you as ever for your wonderful support of the charity and helping us to raise awareness.

Read our World Pre-eclampsia Day Newsletter