A Peripartum-Cardiomyopathy Prevention Project

Who WE are

Our Mission

PPCM Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM Survivors dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; a relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding pregnancy. Shockingly, we have found that big-name "Heart Associations" do NOT conduct research nor spread awareness regarding PPCM... We are on a mission to spread awareness, further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy as well as provide support to the families that have been deeply affected as a result of PPCM. 

No mother needs to die, no child needs to be motherless.

IPAC Research

We want to know what causes Peripartum Cardiomyopathy on a molecular level. IPAC (Investigations of Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy)  case studies provide us with a  leading-edge look into the underlying causes of PPCM and how to further prevent the disease. While the direct underlying cause is still unknown, there are ways to prevent full blown heart failure and mortality if caught in time. We are learning more and more everyday; with your generosity, we can help further the knowledge of trusted health care professionals to hopefully one day put to rest Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, not another mother, daughter, wife, partner. 

Get Involved

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or simply spreading the word; THANK YOU, words are not enough. We couldn't accomplish our mission and reach the women we need to reach without the love and help from supporters like you... 

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Please let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality and welcome newcomers with open arms. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you... We're excited to have you join our family.


Nov 1st

New Member in the PPCM Family!

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Nov 1st

New Member in the PPCM Family!

Great News! We are so very excited and proud to announce Dea Brawley as our newest member to sit on our PPCM Fund Inc. Board of Directors! 

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Educate yourself

Find Out More About PPCM

There is so much to know.

The more you know the better.

Find out more

Make It Legal

The Preventing-Maternal-Deaths Act

Aiming to improve the quality of care & systems. Preventing pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths. Pass it on.

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Take The Self-Test

Severe Shortness of Breath | Extreme Swelling or Weight Gain | Dizziness & Fainting | Chest Pain or Fast Heart Beat | Persistent Cough or Wheezing.

Take the TEST

Considering Post-PPCM Pregnancy?

- Here are 10 key things you need to know now, not later.

- AND - 

- What can a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) subject do to reduce the risks of relapse of heart failure in a subsequent pregnancy? 

10 key things

our family

Save The Mommies

We are very proud to partner up with founder DeAnna Stewart and nonprofit SaveTheMommies.com on our quest to save mothers and families around the world from Peri-& Post-partum Cardiomyopathy. 

Medical Professionals

James D Fett MD is the authority on Peripartum- Cardiomyopathy and works closely along side  Dennis M McNamara MD in the PCN and with IPAC, setting the bar high in the fight against PPCM. Dr Fett was recently presented The CPP 2018 Distinguished Award for his lifelong commitment to women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. In addition, we are proud to have Karol E Watson MD as an advocate in association with the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health and Prevention Program.

The Heart Sisters

Your PPCM support group. Meet the Heart Sisters and read their stories @ savethemommies.com

Get connected with the Save The Mommies Facebook support group. 

Support Group

Corporate Sponsors

We are always on the lookout for new strategic corporate partnerships. If you are interested and would like to learn more regarding corporate sponsorship please email us at:


Our Partners:

-Mom's The Word  -Panera Bread  

-Waggz Tags  -Hero Locations Co

-Bounce: Play Matters  -A Pea In The Pod

- In The Zone Locations

- More pending,  join the fight!

Monthly Support

Earn much love and respect and become a monthly contributor - Get special perks and free swag from us to show off your support proudly!

- Coming Soon -

Apparel; Reach Out! and let us know what swag you'd like to show off!

Join Our Family

Are you passionate about what we are doing?? We are too... There are many ways to get involved. Choose the one that best suites you. The smallest contribution can make the biggest difference.  

Email us to find out more on how you can help.

Donate now

  • Your generous gift will help us put an end to PPCM.  
  • No mother needs to die.
  • No child needs to be motherless. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Reach out

- Lindsay Staloff Peterson -

Executive Director, President

PPCM Survivor 

General Inquiry


Media Relations - Brianna Henderson

Send email: Attn. Brianna

Donor & Sponsor  Relations


Office Hours

9-5  PST

By Appointment Only