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High Blood Pressure and Getting Pregnant?

Can high blood pressure affect my chances of getting pregnant?
ByJackie Gutmann, MD, reproductive endocrinologist, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia
Fertility Specialist
Updated
January 30, 2017
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Living with chronic hypertension (aka high blood pressure) can be a challenge, especially if you’re thinking about starting a family. The good news is that there’s really no reason you can’t get pregnant. The biggest hiccup, though, is if your partner is the one taking an antihypertensive medication, since it can affect how well and for how long he can maintain an erection and achieve ejaculation. But all your plumbing should continue to work fine.

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