News & Events

Here are the latest preeclampsia news, events and research articles.


  • World Preeclampsia Day 2021

  • World Preeclampsia Day 2020 – Public Webinar

    To raise awareness of Preeclampsia AAPEC is supporting a Public Webinar held on Friday 22nd May. Speakers include Prof Laura McGee, Dr Amanda Henry, Dr Clare Whitehead and Prof Jon Hyett. See the attached flyer for more details. Bookings can be made on the link 2020 RWH AAPEC PE Seminar flyer

  • Survey on Long Term Health Risks after Blood Pressure Problems during Pregnancy

    The University of Technology in Sydney is studying the Long Term Health risks of Women who have had high blood pressure during their pregnancy. If you would like to participate in the survey please follow the link below.   Letter of Invitation to the survey_WOMEN_SSA18G213

  • World first study aims to improve treatment for women and babies after pregnancy complicated by high blood pressure

    “A new study launched last month at St George Hospital will trial the best follow up and lifestyle behaviour change strategies for women and their babies after experiencing a hypertensive disorder (high blood pressure) during pregnancy. About one in 10 women in Australia have a hypertensive pregnancy, which equates to approximately 30,000 women affected annually. Hypertensive disorders include preeclampsia, gestational…

  • Be Healthe for your Heart

    Did you know women who had pre-eclampsia are more likely to get heart disease later in life? Be Healthe for your Heart provides women who had pre-eclampsia with advice and support to build healthy lifestyle habits to help stop heart disease later in life. The 3-month online program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity, body weight, and stress management. Researchers from the…

  • Newsletter – October 2018 Edition

    Download the October 2018 newsletter (PDF) In this edition: Pre-eclampsia Ratio Test Meet our new Committee Heart Foundation: FREE Information Session Special Thanks Survivor Q&A Explaining Pre-Eclampsia President’s Report

  • Heart Foundation Information Session

    The Heart Foundation is looking at how they can improve information and support for women who have experienced vascular conditions in pregnancy, particularly preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome.  To that end they are running a free information session and forum on Tuesday 16th October in Camperdown, Sydney, to give information about the later risk of developing heart disease after preeclampsia, and…

  • Prognosis Study 07.01.16

    The following study has been released by the New England Journal of Medicine and has many interesting findings on the study in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia. Prognosis Study 07.01.16    

  • Newsletter – August 2018 Edition

    Download the August 2018 newsletter (PDF) In this edition: Fundraiser Success Upcoming AGM My Miracle Boy Good Luck Friday! ‘But She’s too Small!’ Committee Positions Vacant My HELLP Syndrome Birth Story Survivor Q&A President’s Report

  • AAPEC 2018 Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting of Australian Action on Preeclampsia will be held on 5th September 2018. All committee positions will be declared open. To nominate for positions you must be a financial member of AAPEC. To confirm whether you are currently financial please e-mail and we can check. Positions include: *President *Vice-President *Treasurer *Secretary *Fundraiser *Grant seeker *Newsletter Editor *Events…

  • Newsletter – June 2018 Edition

    Download the June 2018 newsletter (PDF) In this edition: 2018 Walk Report St George: BP Checks Pre-Eclampsia & HELLP Syndrome: A Mother’s Reflection Our Cara, by Lea Hosking Raising Awareness of HELLP Syndrome Cara HELLPS BBQ Picnic Under Pressure: Documentary Annual General Meeting Royal Women’s Hospital Seminar Australian Pre-Eclampsia Network Meeting Survivor Interviews President’s Report

  • In memory of Cara who passed away from HELLP Syndrome

    Cara’s Parents are holding an awareness BBQ picnic in memory of their beautiful daughter who tragically passed away in 2017 from complications due to HELLP syndrome. The event is in Daramu Pavilion, Parramatta Park Sydney on July 1st 2018 at 11am. Please bring a gold coin donation to support awareness of this cause and raise much needed funds for Pre…

  • St George Hospital team

    The St George Hospital team launch a new study into pregnancy health, see the article here />

  • World PE Day 22nd May 2018

    Help us raise awareness of Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome by supporting our Walk on the 27th May in Melbourne and look out for events raising awareness for World PE day on 22nd May 2018.

  • 2018 Melbourne Walk to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

    Save the Date… 27th May 2018. Come and walk at Albert Park Lake to raise awareness of Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. Location: Albert Park Lake, Sunday 27th May 2018, 10am start Click here for tickets

  • 2018 Preeclampsia Seminar at Royal Womens Hospital

    Come to our free seminar and hear the latest on new tests to predict and diagnose Preeclampsia and also about how Preeclampsia affects mothers and babies. Tuesday 22nd May 2018 7.00PM to 9.30PM Charles Latrobe Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Royal Melbourne Hospital Grattan Street, Parkville. Click here for tickets RSVP by Friday 18 May

  • Newsletter Winter 2017

    Click to download the Newsletter .

  • AAPEC Survey Publication

    Click here to download the article .

  • Newsletter Spring Summer 2017

    Click here to download the Newsletter .

  • New urine test could spot pre-eclampsia up to 10 WEEKS earlier than current tests

    Pregnant women have a new test for a deadly complication which affects 50,000 people a year. A simple urine test could detect pre-eclampsia up to 10 weeks earlier, according to doctors in the US. Currently, the complication affecting one in 12 pregnancies first comes to light at antenatal appointments. High blood pressure and protein in the urine are the first…

  • Daily aspirin dose could lower preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

    Low dose taken by women at risk of preeclampsia throughout pregnancy more than halves chances of premature birth, finds study Pregnant women who are at risk of preeclampsia could substantially lower the chances of premature delivery by taking a daily dose of aspirin, research has found. A low dose of the drug taken throughout pregnancy more than halved the chances…

  • Babies’ DNA affects mothers’ risk of preeclampsia in pregnancy, study finds

    A major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby’s DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia — a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy. These results from the InterPregGen study are published in Nature Genetics. The work was carried out by genetics experts from the UK, Nordic countries and Central…

  • Preeclampsia linked to heart disease risk

    Pregnancy complications preeclampsia significantly increases a woman’s chances of developing heart disease later in life, warns The Heart Foundation. Women who suffer from gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia are significantly at greater risk of future heart disease and should have their heart health monitored post-pregnancy, urge experts. The Heart Foundation says pregnancy is the ‘ultimate cardiac stress test’ and pre-eclampsia, in…

  • 2016 Launceston Preeclampsia Awareness Walk

    Come and walk to raise awareness of preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and eclampsia in Launceston! Royal Park, Paterson St. 11am start Click here for tickets

  • Possible treatment for Preeclampsia

    Australian research showing a possible treatment for preeclampsia using a common indigestion treatment. Click here for more information

  • Refugee woman on Nauru

    Australian Action on Preeclampsia has become aware of the refugee woman on Nauru who is currently 37 weeks pregnant and who has developed preeclampsia together with other pregnancy complications. preeclampsia can become life threatening very rapidly, and the only cure available is delivery of the baby. In order to achieve the best possible outcome for this woman and her baby…

  • Cupcake Decorating Fundraiser

    The popular cupcake decorating classes return in a new location to raise money for and awareness of preeclampsia. Participants will learn some basic decorating skills, make some creative cupcakes and get some handy tips as well as having fun along the way. Date: Sunday 21st May Times: Session 1: 10am-12.30pm | Session 2: 1pm-3.30pm Location: 34 King Street Dandenong Victoria…

  • World Preeclampsia Day May 22nd 2017!

    Join us in celebrating World Preeclampsia Day by getting a group of friends together and raising awareness of preeclampsia while having fun! Post your photos to our facebook page or tweet them to us with the hashtag #worldpreeclampsiaday PDF Information Poster

  • Sydney Seminar

    AAPEC is pleased to be associated with the Obstetric Medicine Research Group from St George Hospital and the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation in the presentation of a public information seminar on preeclampsia. At this session, you will find out more information about preeclampsia covering how hypertension is managed during pregnancy, how to prepare for any subsequent pregnancies…