Pre-eclampsia support and information

Need help or advice? Call the APEC helpline on 01386 761 848.

The Action on Pre-eclampsia helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 9.00pm. If you are pregnant and worried, or feel unwell, please contact your GP or midwife immediately. You can also: email us at info@apec.org.uk, or direct message us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

If you or someone you know is suffering from pre-eclampsia, or you are worried, you have come to the right place.

Action on Pre-eclampsia provides pre-eclampsia support and information to members of the public and support to those affected by the condition. You can find out more about the disease, pre-eclampsia Q&A’s and downloadable information sheets using the links below. We also run a confidential service open to anyone seeking information or support. Our helpline is always open and we receive calls from pregnant women, those who have experienced pre-eclampsia and associated conditions, concerned relatives and healthcare professionals. Alternatively, you can email us on info@apec.org.uk or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Pre-eclampsia: information for families

Our information leaflets and comprehensive list of FAQ’s are available anyone who wants to know more about the condition. Please follow the links below to find out more about pre-eclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia support and information

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.

Pre-eclampsia Q&A’s

No one can predict with certainty who will get pre-eclampsia. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that includes information on the cause, symptoms and treatment.

Pre-eclampsia Information Leaflets

Facts 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 download them for FREE to learn more.

What’s new:

Pregnancy decision aids

An information booklet and in-consultation aid to support discussions about high blood pressure in pregnancy and related treatment options.

The expert referral scheme

We have a network of experts on pre-eclampsia who have agreed to offer one-off consultations or second opinions to those with queries and concerns; you have to be referred via your GP. For further information, and to discuss your concerns please contact the helpline on 01386 761 848 or email info@apec.org.uk.

Latest support news

May 21, 2021

‘Answers from our experts’ will be premiering on World Pre-eclampsia day at 7.30 pm

Set your reminder here! Prof Jenny Myers and Prof Andy Shennan OBE answer your pre-eclampsia questions along with our very own ‘pre-eclampsia dad’ and CEO Marcus […]
May 21, 2021

APEC NEW Online GP Course Antenatal and Postnatal care now open for pre-registration

We are launching our new FREE and CPD accredited GP course very soon! Written by APEC Trustees Dr Carol Lole-Harris and Dr Carol Cooper, it will […]
May 17, 2021

World Pre-eclampsia day Q/A session- submit your questions for the experts

22nd May is World Pre-eclampsia Day! Have a question for our experts? Now is your chance!! As part of the World Awareness Campaign we have a […]
February 11, 2021

New statement from APEC Chair of Trustees Prof Andy Shennan OBE on antenatal care following COVID-19 pandemic

APEC are making the following statement regarding antenatal care and pre-eclampsia risk following the COVID19 pandemic. Pre-eclampsia • 1 in 30 women will develop pre-eclampsia during […]
January 18, 2021
MBRRACE report 2020 Infographic

MBRRACE Report 2020 now published

Each year the MBRRACE report ” Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care”   looks at maternal mortality in the previous trimester. It is extremely important in the UK […]
December 9, 2020

DATE for your DIARY APEC Expert meeting 2021 4th November

“amazing” “thought – provoking” “brilliant” Following the wonderful feedback from this years hugely successful day we have already got a note in our diaries for 2021 […]