high bp & pregnancy

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2006
high bp & pregnancy
Mon, 08-17-2009 - 5:19pm

Hi! I'm just wondering if anyone out there took bp pills while pregnant? I normally do not have high blood pressure but resently, my numbers have gone up - I have been put on adalat xl 30 and will be looking into other drugs that are ok for pregnancy - I'd prefer to see if my bp lowers and hopefully it's temporary (I'm careful because I have lupus and when it flares it affects my kidneys). any additional info is helpful. We're been wanting to try since May but something keeps coming up and pushing us back.
Thanks in Advance


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 1:59pm

Welcome to the board, Antonia!!

I'm unclear about whether you are already pregnant or if you'd like to become pregnant. I know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is a fairly common thing, which must be closely monitored, of course.