"Awareness Day Is Everyday"
PPCM Fund Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM survivors dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. PPCM is a *preventable pregnancy induced heart failure; a relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding new mothers. We are on a mission to implement systems, spread awareness, further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.
We strive to one day be able to provide substantial support to the families that have been deeply affected as a result of PPCM, in their time of need.
"Hundreds of women die each year from pregnancy issues; Most of the deaths could be prevented"
~ The Washington Post
We spread awareness in order to save lives!
Most have not heard of PPCM, including the majority medical professionals we've encountered unfortunately.
How is this possible?
THERE'S A PRACTICAL SOLUTION
TO THIS REAL PPCM PROBLEM
We Fight Against PPCM
"The Silent Killer"
The fight against PPCM is a Pregnancy Movement
for greater awareness & competence.
One Conversation CAN Save A LIfe!
A "Global Medical Glitch"
There is prevention...
"Early Diagnosis Saves Lives"
A key part of our mission is to raise the standards for:
screening, standard tests, & lab-work; with implementation both during and after pregnancy.
Get your NT-ProBNP test scheduled.
Know your heart EF%.
The Pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) test, chest X-ray, EKG & Echocardiogram
can save lives with early diagnosis before and after delivery.
❤ Difficulty Breathing
This includes severe shortness of breath anytime sitting, when walking, climbing stairs, or even lying flat. Symptoms may get worse at night. Chest pain &/or tightness in the chest and heart often is
mistaken for something less serious;
this can include a heaviness, tightness, pressure
or pain. Also:
-Heart Palpitations or skipping beats
-Fast Heart Rate
❤ Fainting or Dizziness
This includes sensations of feeling like you're going to pass out,
especially while seated or standing.
Pay attention to:
-Low blood pressure or may drop when standing-
-Hard time brushing your hair
-High Blood Pressure
❤ Swelling & Weight Gain
This unusual weight gain is mainly due to an increase of fluid in the body,
especially in the arms, hands and feet; if more than
2 pounds in 1 day, or 5 pounds in a week,
see a cardiologist immediately.
Look out for:
-Swelling of the ankles & neck veins
-Increased nighttime urination
- Gestational Diabetes
-Pain in abdomen
❤ PPCM affects your Gums & Teeth
Teeth can be BIG tell tale signs of heart issues.
Important Note: PPCM "Peripartum Cardiomyopathy" symptoms get worse AFTER giving birth because PPCM does not peak until DURING or AFTER the new mom gives birth!
We have a FREE Flyer available for download and printing!
Share it with the world, or bring it to your next OBGYN visit.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality and welcome newcomers with our whole heart and open arms!
We look forward to you joining us on our mission to save lives!
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.
Whether you help through monetary donations,
volunteering your time, or simply spreading the word;
THANK YOU; words are not enough...
Wounds Have Wisdom
Dont be afraid to help educate yourselves and your doctors.
No mother needs to die, no child needs to be motherless.
There is a Prevention with early diagnosis;
Healthy girls & women do not need to suffer or die.
Request your NT-ProBNP
Early diagnosis saves!
*PPCM can be treated as early as 10 weeks pregnant.
One Conversation OR Post can SAVE A LIFE.
PPCM Awareness Day Is Everyday
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