Peripartum Cardiomyopathy -Prevention Movement for Healthy Pregnancies

Who WE are

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Our Mission

PPCM Fund Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM. Survivors are dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. PPCM is a pregnancy induced heart failure... relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding new mothers. Shockingly, we have found that big-name ""ACOG"  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  DOES NOT support PPCM with  PREGNANCY, DELIVERY, POSTPARTUM CARE, WOMEN'S HEALTH, PROCEDURES. AND  PATIENT EDUCATION . We are on a mission to implement systems, spread awareness and 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.  We spread awareness in order to save as many lives! 

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


Early diagnosis saves lives!

Our mission is to "Raise The Standard Testing and Labs" with implementing  the NT-proBNP &  EKG/Echo in every OBGYN office for ALL new moms! 


The Pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) Saves Lives!The (BNP) Saves New Moms From A Pregnancy Induced Heart Failure. 

Every new mom must get an EKG/Echocardiogram in the 3rd Trimester 

We Fight Against PPCM "The Silent Killer"  

 

CLICK: Learn about PPCM & The Lab Goals
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IPAC Research & Medical Centers

A leading research study group in North America, IPAC (Investigations of Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy), funded by the United States National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institution of Health (NIH), has documented improving full recovery levels of PPCM to greater than 90 % of victims when diagnosis can be made in the stage with less severe heart failure. IPAC’s work continues and is expanding its study from 30 to 50 medical centers in the USA and Canada, directed by Dr. Dennis M. McNamara, Cardiologist, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Again, we believe that no mother should die from PPCM and that all PPCM mothers should fully recover.  This goal is within our reach; but we need your help."


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. 




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Please Support & Get Involved

We are heart sisters, we band together.

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 look forward for you to join us on this mission to save lives.


News

July 11th

Congress Office Meeting

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July 11th

Congress Office Meeting

Meeting with the office of Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district, to make aware of the maternal mortality issue . Raising the standards in testing and labs with implementing  the NT-proBNP &  EKG/Echocardiogram in  the 3rd trimester with in the medical community for ALL pregnant moms. Early diagnosis saves lives.

May 5th

Mom Congress

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May 5th

Mom Congress

Get ready, here we come Washington! Mom Congress is May 5th-7th, 2019

MAR 2nd

Billboards!

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MAR 2nd

Billboards!

Thats right! Here we come LA; we'll keep you posted on the progress, however, soon you'll slowly start seeing PPCM FUND on a billboard near you!  

Hope everyone had a good and healthy heart month!

Jan 2nd

Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

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Jan 2nd

Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Happy 2019! We are starting the new year off with a mic-drop worthy announcement... A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of PPCM is a functional heart cell defect. Read more  about it here

Dec 11th

House to Consider H.R. 1318.

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Dec 11th

House to Consider H.R. 1318.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the House will consider H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, as amended, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 2, 2017, by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

More Events

Educate yourself

PPCM & The BNP Test

There is so much to know.

The earlier you know more, 

the better.


Click HERE for more on PPCM

BNP-Test Info

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

It Passed! - H.R.1318

H.R.1318 - The Preventing-Maternal-Deaths Act

Aiming to improve the quality of care & systems. Preventing pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths. It's Law

Learn More

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

The PPCM|fund UniteS WIth Others to save lives

Strategic Partners

Jessica Jo Maxwell 

PPCM Fund Inc. Partner 


~https://www.uclahealth.org/heart/women/barbrastreisandhearthealth


The UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program is a comprehensive cardiovascular program committed to providing education for women with, or at risk for heart disease as well as conducting state of the art scientific research aimed at improving women's heart health.


~ Houston Pregnancy & Postpartum Care

Rose Campbell, Owner 



If you'd like to find out more about becoming a strategic partner with PPCM Fund, 

Please email us at:

contact@ppcmfund.com

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 is  the director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, Co-director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Cardiology Fellowship. is Director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center,  Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, and Director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases.


CDC Reports & BPN Educational Links

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:

donate@ppcmfund.com 


Our Partners:

- Houston Pregnancy & Postpartum Care

-Yogurt Stop & CBD

-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!



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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.



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

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Downloads

2019 PPCM Flyer - Free Download


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Lindsay PPCM Survivor - A Voice Advocate for all Woman & Families

Lindsay Staloff-Peterson 

CoFounder & President PPCM Fund Inc.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy  Survivor Nov 2016


Jessica Jo Maxwell 

PPCM Fund Inc. Partner 

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Survivor April 2018 


General Inquiry-Email 

contact@ppcmfund.com


Media Relations

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Donor & Sponsor  Relations

donate@ppcmfund.com

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