May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and May 22 is World Preeclampsia Day



#WorldPreeclampsiaDay (May 22)
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Pass the word!
Help us spread awareness about preeclampsia and the important statistics and symptoms women need to know. You can download all the graphics below or share them as we post them during the month of May. 
Preeclampsia Awareness Month Calendar

Each week we're focusing on a key theme.


Use the graphics to help pass the word!

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We will add links to share our posts each week as we post them as well. 

Week 1

May 1 Kick-off

Preeclampsia IQ Quiz

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Week 3

Ask About Aspirin

Week 4

Know the 7 Symptoms of Preeclampsia

Week 5

Still at Risk – 

Postpartum Preeclampsia

For each post, you can use your own messaging or choose a key message, grab a video link, download a social media post graphic, and include a call-to-action to share on your channels! Post anywhere and anytime you want, preferably during the month of May.
Please remember to use the hashtags #PreeclampsiaAwarenessMonth or #WorldPreeclampsiaDay and to tag us!
Key messages:
Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality and prematurity
The U.S. ranks 47th worldwide and is the only industrialized nation with a rising maternal mortality rate
1 in 12 pregnancies (5% - 8%) are affected by preeclampsia
African Americans are 3x more likely to die from preeclampsia
40% of medically necessary preterm deliveries are due to preeclampsia
75% of maternal deaths associated with preeclampsia occur after delivery
41% of maternal deaths due to postpartum preeclampsia occur in the first 48 hours after delivery
Women who experience preeclampsia are 4x more likely to develop PTSD
For every pregnancy-related death, there are at least 50x more "near-misses"
76,000 maternal deaths and 500,000 infant deaths are attributed to preeclampsia worldwide
60% of maternal deaths due to preeclampsia are preventable
It's important to know that delivery is not the cure for preeclampsia. Any woman can develop preeclampsia after her baby is born, whether she experienced high blood pressure during her pregnancy or not. Moms need to continue to monitor their health after delivery. Learn more at
Preeclampsia doesn't always go away after birth –– Postpartum preeclampsia occurs most commonly within the first seven days after delivery
Did you know that #preeclampsia can get worse -- even deadly -- for moms after birth, especially the first seven days after delivery? That's a critical time for new moms to stay alert for symptoms of #postpartum preeclampsia. #stillatriskafterbirth
1) Know the symptoms  2) Pass the word  3) Visit to learn more

Preeclampsia Foundation

- Signs and Symptoms

- Ask about aspirin

- Still at risk

Preeclampsia Registry

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia


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