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High blood pressure and pregnancy

High blood pressure and pregnancy

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Q. Should I avoid becoming pregnant because I have high blood pressure?

A. If you have high blood pressure, there is no reason why you cannot have a perfectly healthy and successful pregnancy. However, you do have a slightly greater chance of complications than other women.

So, if you and your partner are planning to have a baby, before you start trying you will need to talk to your doctor about preparing to conceive. This will allow your doctor to arrange the necessary support and help. For example, your doctor may wish to change your blood pressure medicines so that when you do become pregnant, your baby will not be affected by the medicines you are taking.

For more information please see Is having high blood pressure likely to affect my chances of having a baby? and the Pregnancy page on our main web site.

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