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The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers these suggestions to help control blood pressure before and during pregnancy:
- Devise a plan with your doctor to bring high blood pressure under control.
- Before pregnancy, stick to a healthy diet, get enough exercise and lose any extra weight.
- Take any blood pressure medications as prescribed before pregnancy.
- Check with your doctor to make sure your medications are safe to continue while you're pregnant.
- Schedule frequent doctor appointments during pregnancy to monitor your blood pressure.
- Let your doctor know if you have any form of kidney disease.
- Let your doctor know immediately if you notice signs of preeclampsia, a surge in blood pressure during pregnancy.
-- Diana Kohnle
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