May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and like this year's theme, created by the Preeclampsia Foundation, we want to help make sure women everywhere know the symptoms and spread the word. Even if you aren't pregnant, helping another woman spot a potential symptom could save her and her baby's life. In fact, new research tells us that as one of the five leading causes of maternal death, preeclampsia is the most preventable. The most sure-fire way to prevent death from preeclampsia is to seek timely care, and a woman will only do so if she knows and understands the symptoms. Ready, set, share? Here you go:
For more resources on preeclampsia, including information on causes, treatments, research new, and community support from other moms who have or have had preeclampsia, visit the Preeclampsia Foundation website.