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Beta Blockers during pregnancy

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Old 01-13-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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Beta Blockers during pregnancy

Has anyone had to take beta blockers during pregnancy for one reason or another? I've been on a medication to stop my contractions and it makes my heart just take off--like I've had 2 triple shot esspressos, so, he put me on beta blockers to calm it down. Recently, he reduced my medication and I just quit taking the beta blockers because I didn't really need them anymore. Anyone with experience think it's okay just to stop? I feel fine...I was just wondering if anyone else had the need for beta blockers and if there were any rules for stopping or starting.
I'll call my doc if I don't hear from anyone, but I wanted to post here first because I've already called doc twice this week (plus an appt.) and I've started to feel like I'm annoying. I bet he can't wait for me to just deliver already LOL!

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Old 01-13-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: Beta Blockers during pregnancy

Ummmm....I definitely would not abruptly stop taking a beta blocker, not only does it help you with your heart issues, but it is a smooth muscle relaxant, which he could be using to also aid in stopping contractions. Don't stop unless he gives you the okay. Abruptly stopping could potentially cause you to start contracting again.


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