The Central Regional Health Directorate has launched 2021 World Preeclampsia Day held at Saltpond in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region to educate pregnant women during the nine (9) months season at Saltpond Government Hospital.
Madam Efua Sarpong, the leader of Efua Sarpong Foundation who also sponsored the program gave an account on her experience to preeclampsia when she lost her 8 months child and further pleads with pregnant women to regularly visit antenatal care clinic during such period.
The Queenmother of Anomabo Traditional Area, Nana Mbroba Dabo (1) in an interview said, the program was very educative and it has really educate those who were present especially the pregnant women and Nananom and as opinion leaders, they have to see to it that the pregnant women are very healthy and safe during labour.
The Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan also said, she is so delighted not to see only pregnant women but the men also present at the program.
“It is so important that as men, they support the women to go through this process, nine months journey is not easy, even if you are pregnant and your man takes you to antenatal Care Clinic or delivery room, you feel so good and i know the process to put to birth is also so smooth. “
She encouraged the men to continue supporting the women in that direction and she believes that the message will sit well with them and support women to go through this process beautifully.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal.