BALTIMORE - Growing numbers of pregnant women are on medicines to treat high blood pressure, new research indicates. While it's important to manage high blood pressure during pregnancy, certain drugs are preferred due to their safety profile.
Of the more than 1 million women in a recent study, nearly 48,500 took blood pressure medicines during pregnancy. From the start of the study to the end, the proportion of women taking the drugs increased from 3.5 percent to 4.9 percent.
Doctors say they need to do more research to figure out which medicines are the best for insuring a good pregnancy outcome for both mother and baby.
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