Walkers from across the Department of OB/GYN, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and more joined together to participate in the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, held at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ supports the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation to provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, catalyze research and improve health care practices for millions of mothers and their babies every year who are impacted by preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both mother and baby.
Nearly 40 walkers, including spouses, children and friends, enjoyed the event, which included a 5-mile walk, complimentary refreshments, a basket raffle and comments from Meena Khandelwal, MD, in the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.