Below are a selection of accounts from mothers, families and midwives bravely sharing their experiences of pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

Writing and talking about their experiences helps to raise awareness of what pre-eclampsia is and how devastating it can be. It also highlights how important the work APEC does, both to educate on pre-eclampsia, and supporting those families affected by the condition.  If you would like to share your experiences or journey with others, you can submit your story here.

July 6, 2020
Driving after pregnancy

Driving after eclampsia

Surgical Registrar Dr Zoe Barber contacted APEC when her driver’s licence was suspended for six months after she suffered an eclamptic seizure following the birth of […]
May 22, 2020

22nd May: World Pre-eclampsia day: A blog from Dr Jenny Myers, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

APEC colleague Dr Jenny Myers has met six women with pre-eclampsia; this week, “a pretty standard week for me at the Manchester Maternal & Fetal Health […]
May 20, 2020

Astryd’s Choice now available on our YouTube Channel

Astryd’s choice is a new short film depicting some of the barriers faced by many pregnant women in low resource settings. Astryd’s Choice was made as […]
December 4, 2019

Walker Redman Award Update: Dr. Alice Beardmore-Gray

APEC’s highly coveted Walker Redman Scholarship aims to support post-doctoral students in the United Kingdom by helping to fund travel to improve their knowledge and understanding […]
May 22, 2019
World Pre-Eclampsia Day

Why does World Pre-eclampsia Day mean so much to me?

I have been reflecting a lot about my experience of preeclampsia. This reflection has largely been prompted by World Pre-eclampsia Day on the 22nd May – […]
June 28, 2016

My experience with pre-eclampsia

When my husband and I found out we were expecting we always knew that the path to having a baby was going to be tricky; as a […]
June 8, 2016

Why I ran the London Marathon

I decided to run the London Marathon in 2015 for APEC after I was dangerously ill from pre-eclampsia when pregnant with my daughter. My daughter and […]
April 2, 2016

My pre-eclampsia journey

At 21 weeks, my consultant predicted that I would suffer from pre-eclampsia. This was predicted through a Doppler scan that I was offered due to my […]
March 28, 2016

A couple’s courage and strength

Vijya and Priyesh were devastated when, on 27th September 2012, baby Krishan was born sleeping due to pre-eclampsia. It was early May 2012 when they discovered […]