NICE have stated that (1):
General principles about use of antihypertensive medication in pregnancy:
continue with existing antihypertensive treatment if safe in pregnancy, or switch to an alternative treatment, unless:
The role of hypertension in maternal pathology remains uncertain. There is little evidence to indicate that seizures in pre-eclampsia are caused by hypertension or will be prevented by anti-hypertensive treatment. The control of hypertension serves as a useful expedient whilst awaiting definitive treatment - ie. delivery of the placenta.
Last edited 08/2019 and last reviewed 08/2019