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Beta-Blockers for Hypertension 08

Assumption: Precaution is needed when taking any medication during pregnancy.  Beta-blockers for high blood pressure are included.

TRUE
Although beta-blockers taken during pregnancy can help lower blood pressure, babies whose mothers took beta-blockers grew more slowly than average babies.

http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab002863.html

My Views:
Of course, your care provider must help you weigh the benefits and risks of any medication you take while pregnant.  If you have mild to moderate hypertension, I think it would be best to look for alternate ways to lower blood pressure so as not to risk the baby’s health.  And what would those alternate ways be?  Hmmm.  Let me see what I can find!

Ooohhh… how about this one?! 🙂
https://sabirthclasses.com/2014/06/03/lower-blood-pressure-and-raise-amniotic-fluid-levels/

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