• Preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia and variances of the condition are widely understood.  The cause of Preeclampsia is not known and can go untreated or misdiagnosed.  There is no way to cure preeclampsia, and that can be a scary prospect for moms-to-be. But you can help protect yourself by learning the symptoms of preeclampsia and by seeing your doctor for regular prenatal care-which is why awareness is so critical.  Jonah Wynn may have been affected by Preeclampsia and her life on Earth shortened but it does not end there.  Members of Jonah’s Way are dedicating themselves to create a Preeclampsia Foundation in Canada and are spreading awareness to others.  Check out how you can help and become involved today.

    Jonah’s Way is a world where Preeclampsia does not affect the lives of women and their babies.

    See below an excerpt from the Preeclampsia Expectations Newsletter released by the US Preeclampsia Foundation on December 4, 2012:

    INTERNATIONAL

    Research Symposium in Toronto Followed by Organizing Meeting for Canadian Affiliate

     

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    Preeclampsia Foundation Executive Director Eleni Tsigas delivered the opening address for the Eastern Canadian Perinatal Investigators Meeting in Toronto, November 14-16, 2012. The first day’s research symposium, entitled “Heterogeneity and progress towards personalized biomarkers of disease” featured several leading researchers and lively debate.
    The next morning, Dr. John Kingdom and his staff treated Tsigas to a tour of Mt. Sinai Hospital’s high risk pregnancy unit, research department and active biobank. Just before being whisked off to our next meeting, a 33-week preeclamptic was wheeled into the operating room for an emergency delivery where staff were waiting, not only to care for her and her baby, but to recover her placenta for preeclampsia research. “Looking into those swinging OR doors gave me quite the flashback,” said Tsigas.
    Immediately following, a group of eager volunteers held their first organizing meeting of what may become the Canadian affiliate of the Preeclampsia Foundation, with a light lunch graciously hosted by the University of Toronto’s Research Institute. Canadians interested in supporting this initiative should contact Tracey MacCharles (info@jonahwynn.com).