Google it. I'm an internist, but from what i remember from med school, where i delivered 30 babies in 30 days at umdnj (1970), the cardiac output peaks at 7 months, and decreases thereafter. Pre-eclampsia is an abormal preg state where the mother develops severe high blood pressure and edema. Needs aggressive treatment, including lots of rest. But look for an obstetrician answer.
AMA. Check out the american medical association website.
Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.
Pregnancy and BP. Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. Read more...