|"When I wish... I wish my children could have a healtyhy life." ~ Dawn McKeag|
Brenna & Finley's struggle did not end there. They spent 3 months in the neonatal intensive care unit, struggling to develop their tiny lungs.
Finley suffered a stroke within 4 weeks of birth and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. In their two short years, Brenna & Finley have gone through quarantines, chronic lung disease and remaining on an oxygen tank.
Luckily for Dawn, her care providers caught her high blood pressure early and took the right action immediately.
For Dawn, after giving her steroids to speed the babies' lung development, delivery was the only option. She counts herself lucky to get to hold her children in her arms.
Imagine a world where Dawn's care providers had poor knowledge of the condition, missed some of the warning signs, or failed to deliver the babies at the proper time.
Without educated health care providers, Dawn and her children may not be with their family today.
In 2013, the Preeclampsia Foundation proudly joined the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in unveiling "Hypertension in Pregnancy," the College's physician guidelines for the diagnosis, care and management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Now, with your help
, we can make sure that those guidelines and related training make it into the hands and minds of health care providers in communities across the nation.
Together, we can help create a world where preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy no longer threaten the lives of mothers and babies.