My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL, USA
I was diagnosed with Preeclampsia in 2012. I had briefly heard of the word as a Dietitic student and did not know anyone who have had it. Suddenly, laying in that hospital bed, I was googling like crazy and came across the Preeclampsia Foundation. I joined the forum, read through conversations, and entered my worries for others to see. My daughter came in at 3 pounds 4 ozs at 31 weeks, and spent 6 weeks in the NICU. The moments away from her, I kept coming back to the site, kept reading, and researching; anything that would help me figure out what happened, why, and how it could be preventable. In 2016, I gave birth to another premature baby - a son, who was born at 34 weeks, and weighed in at 5 pounds, 4 ozs. I wasn't as afraid with the diagnosis this time around. Over the years, I somehow found myself in the center of all these stories from women who had preeclampsia. The first place I always tell them to look at is the Preeclampsia foundation site. They do so much with spreading awareness, keeping those of us who want to know in the loop about new research findings, clinic trials, etc. One day, we'll get to a place where Preeclampsia can be prevented and treated. I'm just so grateful that there are lovely people out there that share their stories, so I don't have to feel alone in mine! Thank you, for all that you do!