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I am 42 and recently suffered a stroke, about three months ago. Within the last few days, I have been given the great news that I am 6 weeks pregnant. What are the risks with this pregnancy? My blood pressure is under control and my stress level is relatively low, minus the normal things in life and my 2 yr old. :-) Any thoughts?


Hi Laura,

Are you on any medications?  Some can affect the fetus.

For you, gestational hypertension is a concern.  Sometimes your blood pressure will rise high, sometimes dangerously so, during pregnancy.

Regular checkups for both of you are very important.

Talk to your doctor/neurologist for specifics.  We don't have your past history.

Congratulations and good luck!