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Postpartum Preeclampsia: Risk after Delivery Remains | DONA International
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Preeclampsia is one of the three largest causes of maternal mortality in the USA and around the world. Postpartum doulas are in a unique position to encourage parents to watch for symptoms because postpartum doulas are offering their services in those vulnerable first weeks and months after birth when the risk from postpartum preeclampsia is still high. It is important to be aware that this deadly disease can harm people after birth as well as during pregnancy.