Blood pressure between 140/90 mm Hg and < 160/110 mm Hg is considered nonsevere hypertension in pregnancy. Hypertension in pregnancy is defined as an SBP ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or a DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg (average of at least two measurements taken at least 15 minutes apart).
Initial antihypertensive therapy should be monotherapy from the following first-line drugs: oral labetalol, oral methyldopa, long-acting oral nifedipine, or other oral beta-blockers (acebutolol, metoprolol, pindolol, and propranolol). Other antihypertensive drugs can be considered as second-line drugs, including clonidine, hydralazine, and thiazide diuretics. ACE inhibitors and ARBs should not be used in pregnant women.
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