‘The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) has been promoting the need for greater understanding of pre-eclampsia and better information for pregnant women worldwide for more than 35 years. Understanding Pre-eclampsia makes a substantial contribution to these goals, with its compelling description of the latest advances in knowledge and treatment, coupled with poignant first-hand accounts from women who have suffered this shocking and sometimes cruel condition. Importantly, the authors highlight the life-long implications of pre-eclampsia. As current and future presidents of the ISSHP, we recommend this book to all who are or have been involved with pre-eclampsia, whether as patients or health professionals.’

Mark Brown and Laura A Magee

‘Women who experience hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, sometimes with very bad outcomes, often have scores of unanswered questions, leaving them anxious, angry or uncertain about the future. This book provides many of the answers they seek, with easy-to-understand medical explanations and snippets of various real-life experiences. This information can be empowering at an otherwise fragile time.’

Eleni Z Tsigas, Executive Director, Preeclampsia Foundation (US)

‘This is an attractive and very useful piece of work – easy to read, extremely informative and enriched by compelling first-person accounts from women who have experienced the worst this condition has to offer.’

Sicco Scherjon Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

‘A clear, well-researched book that provides in-depth answers to many of the questions women, their families and their caregivers need to ask about this important condition.’

Sandra Lowe President, International Society of Obstetric Medicine and Co-Editor-in-chief of ‘Obstetric Medicine’

‘A superb book that I highly recommend for both expectant parents and maternity care providers. As a previous sufferer of HELLP Syndrome I found it informative and easy to read and understand.’

Wendy Roberts, Co-founder of New Zealand Action on Pre-eclampsia (NZAPEC)

‘Fantastic book! What a great read! I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very well written, interesting and informative. I believe it will be an important source of information for parents, midwives and junior doctors. The integration of patients’ real experiences of pre-eclampsia into the text is achieved with great success and delicacy.’

Marianne Johansen Senior Consultant in Obstetrics, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

‘If you have ever come across pre-eclampsia, whether as a patient, a health professional or a carer, this book is a must-read. It sheds a wide beam of light on the very many problems pre-eclampsia continues to cause and offers help and understanding for anyone interested in learning more. Action on Pre-eclampsia welcomes what will very quickly become the go-to reference book on this horrible and unpredictable condition.’

Marcus Green, Chief Executive, Action on Pre-eclampsia (UK)

‘Concise and thorough information on the topic….easy to understand for parents, midwives and physicians. This book is a must read for those interested in pre eclampsia.’

Jane Butler Certified Nurse Midwife Master’s in Public Health, University of California Berkeley

‘This unique volume brings together voices with complementary expertise on pre-eclampsia to speak directly to families and front-line caregivers. It offers an integrated view of patient experiences with clinical perspectives and research insights and will serve as an essential resource for those seeking to understand the impact of pre-eclampsia on women and their families.’

Hilary Gammill Research Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle

‘An easy read with good, accessible up-to-date information specifically aimed at women and families but also a great resource for midwives and other health professionals working with pregnant women. Highly recommended!’

Cheryl Benn Midwifery Advisor to Mid Central Health, New Zealand