The family behind AFE Awareness Day

Why is March 27th AFE Awareness Day? This is the touching story of how one family’s life was forever changed by AFE and how their one simple action inspired a movement. On March 27, 2017 we received a call from a gentleman who was curious about our organization and...

Self Care after Traumatic Birth

Many have heard the term self care. It's in magazines, self help books, and even in the beloved motherhood bible, "What to Expect When Expecting". There is no doubt that self care is important. Most especially after surviving an unexpected traumatic birth. In this...

AFE Featured in Coastal Virginia Magazine

Awareness comes in many forms. We are so appreciative to journalist Barrett Baker of Coastal Virginia Magazine for raising awareness of maternal health and the rising maternal mortality rate in the United States in the October 2017 issue. Also included is a...

Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017

The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (H.R. 1318) was introduced March 2, 2017 in the U.S. House of Representative by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Congressmen John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Congresswoman Diana...

AFE pregnant women

New support for military families

"Amber is one of those amazing people who have an endless capacity to give and love", says Executive Director, Miranda Klassen. "I will never forget my first call with Amber. She was devastated by the loss of her best friend, Nichole to an AFE. As a nurse Amber...

Groundbreaking changes for AFE Research

In January of 2016, the AFE Foundation was honored to be invited to convene with leading experts in AFE, critical care obstetricians, and a multi-disciplinary team in an effort to set very specific parameters to be used for future AFE research and publications.  ...

Art for AFE

Terms and Conditions Rules: -Open to kids connected to an AFE mom -Age 16 and under -Picture to include the words "Happy Mother's Day", "I love you", "Mom", "Mum", "Grandma", etc. (except 3 and under) -Art must be on white paper no larger than 8.5x11 inches -Art...

AFE Awareness Day March 27th

  AFE Awareness Day is an international day uniting those affected by AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLISM (AFE) to bring greater awareness to the complication and our cause.   Why we do what we do It is estimated that an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) occurs 1 in...

AFE Foundation Featured in People Magazine

AFE Foundation Executive Director, Miranda Klassen, and Board Chair, Amy De Simone, were recently featured in People Magazine's special print edition "Heroes Among Us". The magazine was available on newsstands across the U.S. in July and August of 2016. The story,...

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