Prenatal Screening Media and Material
May is pre-eclampsia awareness month
Watch the patient videos and listen to our Thermo Fisher Scientific colleagues talk about their pregnancies with pre-eclampsia, a condition that can be fatal for both mother and the unborn baby. Join us in raising awareness for this severe pregnancy complication that can affect 2-8% of pregnant women. Stay informed to understand possible symptoms and react in time, we will share several videos with you during the month of May.
Four women share personal stories about their pre-eclampsia pregnancies
Astra, Fabienne, Jennifer and Amber were all diagnosed with Pre-eclampsia during their pregnancies. Here are their stories; see the video below.
Listen to Amber; she shares her pregnancy story about having pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.
At 30 weeks into her second pregnancy, Amber was hospitalized and diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Her son was delivered pre-term and is now strong and healthy.
Hear Jennifer's moving story about her pre-eclampsia pregnancy
Thirty-two weeks into her first pregnancy, Jennifer was hospitalized and diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. Her son was delivered early and is healthy. Jennifer's second pregnancy was normal.
Fabienne shares her personal story about her pre-eclampsia pregnancy
Fabienne's first pregnancy was perfect but she was hit by pre-eclampsia during her second. Both of her grown daughters are healthy.
Fabienne's video is also available in French language; please click below.
Watch Astra's story about her three pre-eclampsia pregnancies
Astra experienced three pre-eclampsia pregnancies. She is now the mother of two healthy children, but she and her husband still grieve the loss of their second baby.
Learn more about pre-eclampsia, visit Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month.