Senator Bob Mensch Op-Ed on Preeclampsia

Pennsylvania State Senator Bob Mensch contributed this Op-Ed on the deadly disease Preeclampsia to the Lansdale Reporter.  Here is an excerpt and link to the full article:

Preeclampsia, a Silent Killer

“…one in 12 pregnancies in the United States are impacted by preeclampsia, impacting 300,000 pregnancies each year. About 25 percent of those pregnancies reach severe or critical status and preeclampsia is the leading cause of pre-term birth. Worldwide, 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies are lost each year to preeclampsia. Dawn came to realize that the vast majority of women are not fully aware of the danger of preeclampsia until they are in crisis.”