BP meds are not recommended during pregnancy, but sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks (birth defects, miscarriage and stillbirth, just like with every medicine not recommended during pregnancy) and you take them anyway.
What you should be doing now is working on lowering your blood pressure before becomming pregnant again. If you are overweight, work on getting your BMI down a little (even 10 pounds can take your BP down to normal). If you're sedentary, take a walk every evening after dinner and do a little yoga first thing in the morning. Start meditating. Start eating really healthy including at least 100 grams of protein and salt to taste (as long as you're eating fresh foods, not prepared!) Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Check out www.blueribbonbaby.org for tips on how to eat well during pregnancy to avoid BP issues. BP problems in pregnancy and after are different, so talk to your doc about how to lower it
at 11:48 PM on Jul. 1, 2009