Supporting Families and Clinicians Impacted by Amniotic Fluid Embolism

What is an Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE)?

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is an unexpected life-threatening complication. It can affect both mother and baby. It is thought to result from an allergic-like reaction to the fluid that enters the mother’s bloodstream. It can occur during labor or soon after delivery.

Our Approach

We are the leading experts in amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) education and research and the largest support organization for impacted families and healthcare workers around the world.

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Connect those affected to timely information, helpful resources, and other families.

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Advance clinical research to aid in better treatment, diagnosis, and prevention.

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Provide education and expand knowledge of amniotic fluid embolism for patients, families, and the medical community.

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Our Impact

Our outreach, education, and research initiatives bring us closer to ending AFE.
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Families Served Globally

Clinicians Educated

Cases Submitted to the AFE Registry

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“The AFE Foundation has meant the world to me during my recovery for the past decade. It has provided support through its online community and created a sisterhood that helps me know I am not alone. It has also given me hope in knowing they are working to find the answers so many of our families deserve.” – Gia.

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Our Perspectives

Sharing the unique experiences and reflections of those personally impacted by AFE. 

Annie AFE Survivor

AFE Survivor


In Memory

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Infant Loss

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