IV for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a miracle, but there are days when it doesn’t feel like it. Swollen feet, achy breasts, and restless sleep are all common, but perhaps the hardest side effect for many women is morning sickness. Expectant moms grappling with overwhelming nausea and vomiting may find welcome relief with IV therapy for pregnancy symptoms associated with morning sickness.
Mobile IV Nurses specializes in high-quality IV infusions. Our mobile service is fast and responsive, plus it allows patients to remain in the comfort of their home or other convenient location—which is especially appreciated by women with morning sickness. Contact us for help.
What Is Morning Sickness?
Nausea and vomiting are the key characteristics of morning sickness. But that name is a little misleading—for many women, the queasiness can strike any time. And while morning sickness is typically confined to the first trimester of pregnancy, starting around week nine, some mothers-to-be may feel nauseous well into their second trimester.
There’s no specific cause for morning sickness. The increase in progesterone and estrogen hormones during pregnancy may be a factor, as well as a predisposition to motion sickness or migraines, or a pregnancy with multiples. A bout of morning sickness may be triggered by odors, heat, or spicy food—or it could simply come out of nowhere.
Usually, each episode of morning sickness lasts for a few hours, and you may vomit once or twice during that time. In rare cases, women may be sicker for longer periods of time and throw up more frequently, a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum.
Normal morning sickness can be frustrating because it disrupts your daily schedule. Severe morning sickness, however, can lead to dehydration and weight loss. This may affect your baby’s birth weight and cause complications with your liver and thyroid. It’s important to know the signs of dehydration with morning sickness:
- Inability to keep down water or other liquids
- Infrequent urination or low amounts of dark-colored urine
- Elevated heart rate
If you experience any of those symptoms, your doctor may recommend IV treatment for your pregnancy.
Why You Should Use IV Fluids for Morning Sickness
IV therapy rehydrates your body if you’re depleted from morning sickness. We use medical-grade, safe IV fluids for pregnancy that are filled with the vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that need to be replaced when you’re dehydrated.
We recommend a Myers’ Cocktail to combat morning sickness. This drip IV offers a proven combination of vitamin B12, B Complex vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and glutathione to give you energy. You may also consider adding the anti-nausea medication Zofran, which is often used for morning sickness.
An IV can also be useful for new moms after the baby arrives. If you find it hard to consume enough fluids, try IV therapy while breastfeeding to help your body meet the demands of nourishing your infant.
At-home IVs during pregnancy offer relief whenever and wherever you need it. Mobile IV Nurses has several locations so it’s easy to find treatment near you, and we offer many affordable pricing packages. Your body’s working hard growing a new life inside it, so support and nurture yourself with an IV for pregnancy. Book an appointment with us today!