Become a backer of better birthdays!

It's here, time for our Virtual Birthday Party that you can support from the comfort of your home! This online event -- celebrated on our 15th birthday as an organization -- is our way of recognizing all that you've been through, while also making more happy birthdays possible for babies and mothers adversely affected by preeclampsia, eclampsia, and HELLP syndrome.

We're doing that by raising funds to help us continue our mission of hope for families everywhere -- and we need your help. For this week only, we'll recognize your donation by giving a birthday gift back to you!

$500 donors will each receive recognition as a 2015 "Better Birthday Backer" with his or her photo and name on our Facebook page, plus all the beautiful thank you gifts below.
$250 donors will each receive recognition as a 2015 "Better Birthday Backer" with his or her name (or a loved one) on our Facebook page, and all the beautiful gifts below.
$100 donors will each receive a beautiful personalized Crystal Tribute Star ornament and the $50 and $25 supporter gifts below.

$50 donors will each receive a personalized Virtual Star on our Virtual Tribute Star Pinterest board, plus the $25 seed packet gift.

$25 donors will each receive our paper seed star ornament. Together, we are growing our mission to help moms and babies!

Click here to make a donation and become a backer of better birthdays!
2015 Vision Grants for preeclampsia research announced
The Preeclampsia Foundation has announced that Shannon Bainbridge, PhD, and Richard Burwick, MD, are the recipients of its 2015 Vision Grants. These two $20,000 research grants were recently presented at the 2015 North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy Conference held in Chicago, Illinois. The Foundation also awarded four $500 travel grants to young investigators.

Visions Grants are awarded to the strongest scientific proposals recommended by the Foundation's scientific review committee with a further review by a consumer advisory group. The Foundation's Board of Directors renders the final decision on those recommendations. Read the full story for research project details.
Shannon Bainbridge, PhD
Richard Burwick, MD

New study: The Rising Burden of Preeclampsia in the United States Impacts Both Maternal and Child Health
A study recently published in the American Journal of Perinatology reports a dramatic increase in the incidence of preeclampsia in the United States as well as its economic burden on families. Preeclampsia and early-onset preeclampsia have grown 67 percent and 143 percent (4,000 more pregnancies), respectively, over the past two decades.

"This paper is well done," said James Martin, MD, past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and member of the Foundation's Medical Advisory Board. "While it draws on data from other sources -- and not individual patient quality-controlled data sets -- it's excellent for concept and overview of implications."

One of the top six causes of maternal mortality in the United States, preeclampsia is associated with infant death and potentially lifelong complications for the mother and newborn, according to the study.

The dramatic rise in this life-threatening condition outpaces that of some of the United States' most challenging public health concerns, including diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease.

Please make a gift to help us and our partners end the burden of this disease on families like yours!   
We're here, there, and everywhere!
PRE-EMPT 5th Annual Meeting
Executive Director Eleni Tsigas speaks at this global health meeting about engaging women's voices when delivering health care.
2015 NASSHP Conference
(From left) Conference organizers from the University of Chicago Amelia Donovan, Amelia's daughter, Sarosh Rana, MD, Natalie Horab (second from right), and Billie Moore (far right) join the Foundation's Sara Gauthier (third from right).
18th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conference
Foundation Research Coordinator Alina Brewer and Director of Community Relations Laney Poye (not pictured) exhibited at the Nurse Practitioners in Women's Healthcare Conference this month to provide patient education materials to hundreds of healthcare providers.
2015 Lamaze & ICEA
Joint Conference
Foundation Donor Relations Coordinator Sara Gauthier "mans the booth" at this recent conference focused on "Raising the Stakes for Evidence-based Practices & Education in Childbirth."
Support the Foundation through this year's CFC!
If you are a federal employee, please give to the Preeclampsia Foundation during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season that runs through December 15. 

Use CFC #99819 to designate your contribution to the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Thank you for your support!