Mensch Introduces Resolution Recognizing Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Harrisburg –  State Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced Senate Resolution 32 which recognizes May 2015 as “Preeclampsia Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

“Every year almost 300,000 pregnancies in the United States are complicated by preeclampsia, with approximately 25 percent of those reaching severe or critical status,” said Mensch. “The Preeclampsia Foundation’s mission is to stop preventable death and disabilities of mothers and babies by eliminating delays in diagnosis, implementing the best-known practices, developing new practices, and helping women and their families through the impact of preeclampsia.”

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a United States-based nonprofit organization established in 2000 to fund and drive research, raise public and professional awareness and provide support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.   The Preeclampsia Foundation’s mission is to stop preventable death and disability of mothers and babies by eliminating delays in diagnosis, implementing the best known practices, developing new practices and helping women and their families through the impact of preeclampsia.

Listen to Senator Mensch’s remarks here: http://av.pasenategop.com/mensch/2015/0215/resolution.mp3.

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Sarah Stroman sstroman@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388