Save The Mommies-pregnancy
To Help Save as Many Women and Families as Possible. pregnancy nonprofit ppcm
Our mission is to advocate, educate, further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; a form of heart failure solely brought on by pregnancy. We promise to provide emotional and financial support to women and their families that have been deeply affected as a result of this deadly and often over looked condition. All donations will go to increasing awareness, education and research. But most importantly help the families that are financially crippled after receiving this heart failure diagnosis during and/or after pregnancy. Most women cannot return to work after a PPCM diagnosis. It can take anywhere from three months to a year, if ever.
Your donation will help directly help and further our efforts to save women. Save a Mom, Save a Life, Save the Families.
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So much financial hardship comes with costly cardiac medical bills.
With your generous gift we can continue to help our survivors and their families directly, continue to raise much needed awareness, education and research.
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BNP Protocol Testing
One of our ultimate goals is to make a pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) a simple bloodtest that is primarily used to help detect, diagnose, and evaluate the severity of heart failure. This bloodtest should be standard of care with the last trimester in pregnancy. It is a hormone that is put out by the left ventricle (LV), and when stressed, resulting in heart failure, it can be very elevated. We also find the pro-N-BNP or BNP test to be very helpful in following a post-PPCM pregnancy if symptomatic, because a trending upward level, even if not yet above "cut-off level it can predict that heart failure is going to happen, since the elevation can come hours to days to even weeks before actual drop of EF and confirmed heart failure. And doctors will know and treat PPCM appropriately.