Hypertensive Medication Use in Pregnancy

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Lecture Overview

Beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, magnesium... Are these medications safe to use during pregnancy? In this informative talk, pharmacist Hao Vo-Tran uses a 'traffic-light system' to take the pressure off navigating the myriad of options available to women who experience hypertension while pregnant.


Portrait of Hao Vo-Tran
Hao Vo-Tran

Hao Vo-Tran is currently the Medicines Information and Publications Pharmacist at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. In this capacity, she provides medicines information to healthcare professionals and the public alike. She is also one of the editors of the Women’s Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide. Hao completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) at Monash University in 2006 and commenced her career at Western Hospital. In 2010, she was fortunate enough to begin working at the Women’s hospital as a clinical pharmacist specialising in the areas of maternity and neonatal health, as well as women’s health. Her current role as the medicines information and publications pharmacist allows her to continually promote the safe use of medicines in pregnancy and breastfeeding. See Educator Profile