We Understand! 

If you, or a loved one, have recently experienced an amniotic fluid embolism we are here to help.

An amniotic fluid embolism is unexpected and exceptionally traumatic event and may result in lasting physical and emotional effects. Although each case of AFE and the recovery are unique, many AFE survivors report similar challenges.

Our goal is to help you better understand the physical and emotional impacts after returning home and guide you on your path to healing.

Experiencing an amniotic fluid embolism can be overwhelming, confusing, and lead to feelings of sadness and isolation. You are not alone and there is hope!

Our AFE Survivor Guide was developed based on the feedback from over 1,200 AFE survivors who  have shared their experiences with us. In it you’ll find:


  • More about amniotic fluid embolism

  • Answers to commonly asked questions

  • How and where to find support

  • And ways you can help #endAFE


A Guide to Healing


You Aren't Alone! 

Facebook Support Groups

Suffering from an AFE and birth trauma can feel extremely isolating. Connecting to others who understand can be an important part of your healing journey.

AFE Map and Directory

Our interactive map illustrates families affected by AFE across the globe.  You can search for others who shared a similar experience and request to connect with them.

Zoom Peer Support

Our monthly small group peer support meetings connect you with others who share a similar timeline and may be experiencing similar emotions and challenges. Groups are facilitated by an LCSW and birth trauma expert.

Help us #endAFE!

The AFE Foundation is entirely funded by donations. Every dollar goes directly toward our support, research, and education programs. We are committed to turning donations into action, including yours.