Characterized by high blood pressure, preeclampsia can lead to serious complications for mothers and babies during pregnancy and the months that follow.
On May 21, 2016, the Preeclampsia Foundation will hold the Atlanta Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ to support education, awareness, and research for the millions of mothers and children who are affected by preeclampsia every year. Since 2010, the Promise Walk has raised over $1.8 million in an effort to improve health-care practices surrounding the dangerous and complicated condition of preeclampsia.
doTERRA International has provided a product donation for the silent auction that will be held at the Promise Walk to help raise funds for the Preeclampsia Foundation. The donation will add more funds that can help the Preeclampsia Foundation educate communities and mothers, search for new solutions, and work to improve the health of mothers and babies who are impacted by preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is a condition that affects both a mother and unborn baby during pregnancy, and can often lead to dangerous complications. This disorder is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine and often has other accompanying symptoms like swelling, headaches, weight gain, and more. While the dangers of preeclampsia typically appear 20 weeks into pregnancy, they can linger even until the postpartum stage. It has also been found that women who have had preeclampsia are more likely to be at risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure in the future.2
The funds raised at the Atlanta Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ will be used to support patient support and education, improve nationwide health-care practices related to the disorder, raise public awareness, and fund essential research for preeclampsia. With donations from community members, and corporate sponsorships like the donation from doTERRA, the Preeclampsia Foundation will continue to raise funds for a worthy cause—to help mothers and babies in need.
Those who participate in the Promise Walk will have the opportunity to give their support to a cause that will help mothers and babies dealing with a stressful and uncertain future caused by preeclampsia. To learn more about the Preeclampsia Foundation, or to find a Promise Walk in your area, visit their website: http://www.preeclampsia.org/