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World Preeclampsia Day

Raise awareness and help save lives on World Preeclampsia Day. Learn about this serious pregnancy complication and how to prevent it.
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Mark your calendars for May 22 and get ready to raise awareness for World Preeclampsia Day! This day was first established in 2009 by the Preeclampsia Foundation to educate people about this serious pregnancy complication that affects millions of women around the world. It's a great opportunity to learn more about preeclampsia, its symptoms, and how it can be prevented. Join in on the conversation and spread the word about this important cause. Let's show our support for all the moms and babies who have been impacted by preeclampsia.

History of World Preeclampsia Day

World Preeclampsia Day Dates

World Preeclampsia Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Preeclampsia Diagnosis Criteria</div><div class='timeline-text'>The diagnosis criteria for preeclampsia, involving high blood pressure and damage to another organ system, was recognized by the international medical community.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Significance of Early Detection</div><div class='timeline-text'>Medical researchers established the significance of early detection and proper prenatal care in preventing severe preeclampsia outcomes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Preeclampsia Treatment Progress</div><div class='timeline-text'>Progress was made in the development of preeclampsia treatment protocols, reducing maternal and fetal mortality rates worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Preeclampsia Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Preeclampsia Foundation established World Preeclampsia Day to raise awareness and increase education about this pregnancy complication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Enhanced Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization recognized preeclampsia as a leading cause of maternal and infant mortality, increasing the day's global significance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Advancements in Preeclampsia Treatment</div><div class='timeline-text'>A 10-year retrospective review was published highlighting advancements in treatment protocols, offering greater hope for those affected by the condition.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Preeclampsia Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use social media to share information about preeclampsia and its symptoms. This can help educate others and potentially save lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to a preeclampsia research organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support the fight against preeclampsia by donating to an organization that funds research for this condition. Every contribution helps in finding a cure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends, family, and community members for a fundraiser to raise money for preeclampsia research. This can be anything from a bake sale to a charity event.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wear the color teal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Teal is the official color for preeclampsia awareness. Show your support by wearing something teal on World Preeclampsia Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a walk or run</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get active and raise awareness for preeclampsia by organizing a walk or run in your community. This can also be a great way to fundraise for preeclampsia research.</p></div></div>

Why World Preeclampsia Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raises awareness for a serious pregnancy complication</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Preeclampsia is a serious condition that affects pregnant women and can lead to health complications for both the mother and baby. By having a designated day to bring attention to this issue, it helps educate people about the signs, symptoms, and risks of preeclampsia.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Supports research and resources for prevention and treatment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Preeclampsia Day also helps to raise funds for important research and resources needed to prevent and treat preeclampsia. This can lead to advancements in understanding the condition and potentially save lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Offers support for those affected by preeclampsia</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For individuals who are dealing with or have dealt with preeclampsia, World Preeclampsia Day can provide a sense of community and support. It lets them know that they are not alone and that there are resources available to help them through their journey.</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening Facts for World Preeclampsia Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Preeclampsia Can Develop Suddenly</h3><p class='facts-content'>Preeclampsia can develop quickly, often during the second half of pregnancy. Regular prenatal care can help to detect the condition early.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Severe Forms of Preeclampsia Can Lead to Other Conditions</h3><p class='facts-content'>If severe and untreated, preeclampsia can progress to eclampsia, a serious condition that can cause seizures and can be life-threatening for both the mother and baby.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Preeclampsia Risk Increases with Certain Factors</h3><p class='facts-content'>Factors such as first-time pregnancy, history of preeclampsia in previous pregnancies, carrying multiple babies (twins or more), obesity, and pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, or lupus can increase the risk of developing preeclampsia.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Preeclampsia Can Result in Preterm Birth</h3><p class='facts-content'>Preeclampsia may necessitate early delivery to prevent serious complications for the mother and baby. As a result, babies born to women with preeclampsia may be prematurely born and face potential health challenges related to early birth.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Treatment for Preeclampsia Benefits from Early Detection</h3><p class='facts-content'>While the only cure for preeclampsia is the delivery of the baby, management of the condition can greatly benefit from early detection and regular prenatal care. This can include blood pressure medications, bed rest, or even hospitalization in severe cases.</p></div></div>

World Preeclampsia Day FAQs

When is World Preeclampsia Day?

World Preeclampsia Day is celebrated on May 22 every year. In 2024 World Preeclampsia will occur on a Wednesday.

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