Blood Pressure

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 23, cause unknown.

I'm now 28 and want to know is it safe for me to become pregnant. I'm worried about pre-eclampsia etc.

I've had two normal full term pregnancies before this was diagnosed and had no trouble with blood pressure then. I am taking lercanidipine 10mg & perindopril 8mg daily

Thank you
Steph

ANSWER

Unfortunately, there is no way I can answer your questions. Many women on anti-hypertensives do just fine with a pregnancy, but this would be a question for your cardiologist and OB/Gyn to answer.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.