May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology highlighted some new research published by doctors and researchers at the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative that demonstrated that the majority of preeclampsia-related deaths could have been prevented. This is significant because preeclampsia is one of the top perinatal causes of death. Today on Science & Sensibility, Preeclampsia Foundation Executive Director Eleni Z. Tsigas provides an update on this new research and important facts that birth professionals should know. As childbirth educators, along with teaching families about normal labor and birth, we have an obligation to share information about warning signs and potential complications. While not as much “fun” as teaching how to cope with a contraction, it is equally important. Have you checked out the information available at the Preeclampsia Foundation‘s website? There is a great short video, class tear sheets and even informationen español. How do you teach about preeclampsia to the families that you work with?