Labetalol is the beta blocker of choice in pregnancy. Other BP meds safe to use during pregnancy include Methyldopa, Nifedipine and in some cases Hydrochlorothiazide. You can talk to your obstetrician about these options. Additionally, you should talk with your obstetrician about the risks of developing pre-eclampsia (toxemia), placental complications (e.g., abruption), preterm birth and fetal growth restriction as a result of having pre-existing hypertension.
Thanks for your reply. At my last OB visit, the OB told me I had 2 + protein in my urine & I was only 4 1/2 weeks pregnant. She said it may just be due to dehydration - drink more water. Could this mean that pre eclampsia is starting? Or something else? What could cause protein in the urine so early during pregnancy? I had my kidneys checked 2 yrs. ago by my PCP & they were fine then. Thanks....