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PREECLAMPSIA IMPACT

Preeclampsia 

is a leading cause of 

maternal mortality

and prematurity

 

Preeclampsia, once known as toxemia, includes eclampsia and HELLP syndrome

Near-misses

50x

For every pregnancy-related death, there are at least 50x more "near-misses"

Deaths annually

76,000

maternal deaths and 500,000 infant deaths are attributed to preeclampsia worldwide

Preventable

60%

of maternal deaths

due to preeclampsia

are preventable

Prematurity

40%

of medically necessary

preterm deliveries are

due to preeclampsia

Postpartum

75%

of maternal deaths associated with preeclampsia occur

after delivery 

Mental health

4x

Women who experience preeclampsia are 4x more likely to develop PTSD

U.S. ranks

47th

worldwide and is the only

industrialized nation with

rising maternal mortality

Pregnancy risk

1in12

pregnancies (5% to 8%)

are affected by preeclampsia

African Americans

3x

African American women

are 3x more likely to die

from preeclampsia

ADVANCING RESEARCH

Patient registry

5,000+

members strong, the Preeclampsia Registry unites the patient experience with clinical data, creating a significant resource for researchers to find ways to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure preeclampsia. 

Now we need to double it!

Research grants

$230k+

awarded annually through

research grants including the

Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant

and Vision Grant programs

Thanks to our donors, over $1MILLION

in research has been funded!

YOUR ROLE IN RESEARCH

 Your Voice,

Your Experience,

Can Save Lives
 

 

Who qualifies to enroll in the Preeclampsia Registry?

If you have experienced preeclampsia

If your family has experienced preeclampsia

If you have not had preeclampsia

Every one can play a role in preeclampsia research!

NEW STUDIES NOW RECRUITING

 

Seeking sisters for

preeclampsia study

compensation available to participants

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We envision a world where hypertensive disorders of pregnancy no longer threaten the lives of mothers and their babies.

The Preeclampsia Registry is a critical part of the Preeclampsia Foundation's mission and purpose.

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