DOCUMENTARY - UNDER PRESSURE: THE HIDDEN STORY OF PREGNANCY AND PREECLAMPSIA

Under Pressure: The Hidden Story of Pregnancy and Preeclampsia is a documentary film directed by Kristine Weatherston that discusses hypertensive disorders of pregnancy through the stories of survivors, researchers, and medical practitioners. The film seeks to educate, raise awareness, and encourage women to advocate for their health by knowing the signs and symptoms of these serious medical conditions.

“ 5-8% of pregnancies worldwide are affected by preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. We've spent months talking with women and families affected by preeclampsia -- an illness that remains sidelined in the conversation about women’s health, pregnancy, medical research, and infant mortality.

 

While every person has their own story to tell, the similarities are striking. We hear "My doctor ignored my symptoms," "I had no idea what preeclampsia was," and "Listen to your body" -- sentiments echoed over and over, story after story.  Why didn't we know before it was too late? As OB/GYN and MFM Specialist Dr. Kecia Gaither shared with us in an interview :"The Big P. is NOT rare." 

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