What's Hot and What's Not in the World of Preeclampsia

Free Public Seminar: Hear the latest on the prediction, prevention and treatment of preeclampsia from our presenters Dr Daniel Rolnik, Assoc Prof Joanne Said, Dr Fiona Brownfoot and Prof Shaun Brennecke.

May 22nd 7.30-9.30pm, Conference Room A, Ground Floor, Royal Women's Hospital, cnr Flemington Rd and Grattan St, Parkville

RSVP: Jo Bruhn or (03) 8345 3758

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

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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 and the rest of your life, along with hearing from women who have gone through preeclampsia themselves. Representatives from pregnancy and lifestyle organisations will on hand to give you advice and giveaways. Babies are welcome and there will be a breastfeeding corner where you will be able to hear the ongoing presentations.

Registrations are free but needed for space and catering purposes.

Details: Monday 22nd May
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: St George Leagues Club (Mahogany Room, Level 2)
124 Princes Hwy, Beverley Park
Register HERE
For more information or enquiries please contact

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
Cost: $50 adults | $25 kids (must come with adult)
Cost includes a goodie bag to take home, cupcakes, all cupcake Decorations. Morning tea also provided.
Please bring an apron and a container to take home approximately 10-12 decorated cupcakes.

For more information and to book please contact

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 we urge the Australian Government to transfer her as soon as possible to an appropriate tertiary medical facility.

Possible treatment for Preeclampsia

Australian research showing a possible treatment for preeclampsia using a common indigestion treatment.

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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

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2016 Preeclampsia Seminar

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.

Royal Womens Hospital
Tuesday 23rd August, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Light refreshments available

Please register your interest here

Melbourne Walk to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

Come and walk at Albert Park Lake to raise awareness of Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome.

Location: Albert Park Lake, Sunday 28th August 2016, 10am start

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Florence Foster Jenkins -
AAPEC Film Fundraising Night

Come and join us on 26th May to see Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in a film based on a New York socialite who was convinced of her Opera singing ability.

Time: 6.30 for 7pm start,
Date: 26th May
Venue: Lido Cinemas, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Cost: $25, includes a drink or choctop icecream and a gift bag.

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Launceston Preeclampsia Awareness Walk

23rd August, Royal Park, 10.30am for an 11am start.

More details can be found on their FACEBOOK PAGE

Pre-eclampsia Awareness Seminar

Royal Women’s Hospital, Conference Room A, Ground Floor, Cnr Flemington Rd & Grattan St, Parkville 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Bring along your questions about preeclampsia


AAPEC Melbourne Walk 2015

Join us for a walk at Albert Park Lake to promote awareness of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome.

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Women's Experiences of Preeclampsia: Australian Action on Preeclampsia Survey of Women and Their Confidants

AAPEC commissioned a survey of members' experiences with preeclampsia in 2010, and the results were published in The Journal of Pregnancy in 2011.

The abstract is available for download in PDF format.

The full article is available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/2011/375653/.

International Pre Eclampsia Awareness Day Australia - 22 MAY 2015

International Pre Eclampsia Awareness Day Australia - 22 MAY 2015

AAPEC Annual General Meeting 2014

The AAPEC Annual General Meeting will be held via teleconference on Tuesday 7th October, to which all financial members are invited to attend and vote. Please email info@aapec.org.au with expressions of interest/apologies, and for teleconference access details. All committee positions are declared open with a commitment of one full year. Interstate members are most welcome. Download the current newsletter for full information

Download the Hot Air Conferencing guide for information on how to participate in the teleconference. Dial the number for your nearest capital city, follow the prompts and enter the participant code 724547# when prompted.Hot Air Conferencing guide.

'Little Miracle' supports AAPEC

'Little Miracle' came about when us five women from Australia, England and the USA came together in 2013 with one thing in common; we had all experienced the life-threatening pregnancy complication, HELLP syndrome.

The purpose of the 'Little Miracle' book, written by Tabitha Thompson, is to raise awareness and money to fund even more awareness.For the rest of 2014, some of the proceeds from 'Little Miracle' will be donated to AAPEC.

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What is Preeclampsia? What you need to know for you and your baby.

In this hangout, Eleni Tsigas, Executive Director of the Preeclampsia Foundation discusses the risks of Preeclampsia, which affects 4-10% of all pregnancies with guests, Dr. Doug Woelkers, MD, Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, and Nicole O'Connell, a Preeclampsia survivor.

Click here to view video

Pre-eclampsia- The Australian Experience (2nd edition)

Pre-eclampsia - The Australian Story book 2nd edition now in stock

AAPEC has collated even more stories to produce a 2nd edition of our ever popular book. Purchase your copy now.

Australian residents only, international buyers please email for sales information.

Pre Eclampsia Community Service Announcement NOW ONLINE

View the new Community Service Annoucement now online.

Support AAPEC

It is only through financial support that AAPEC can educate Australian women about the dangers, signs and symptoms of Pre-eclampsia. You can help in the following ways:

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