Pre-eclampsia support and information

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

Action on Pre-eclampsia provides information about pre-eclampsia to members of the public and support to those affected by pre-eclampsia. We also run a confidential service open to anyone seeking information or support. We receive calls from pregnant women, those who have experienced pre-eclampsia, concerned relatives and health professionals. Alternatively, you can email us on or write to us and we will answer all letters personally and in confidence.

Call our Action on Pre-eclampsia helpline on 01386 761 848

The helpline is open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am – 4.00pm. Because we are a small team, there are times when the helpline may be busy. In this event, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are pregnant and worried or feel unwell please contact your GP or midwife immediately.

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