IV Infusions 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.
A liquid IV for pregnancy offers valuable hydration if you find it hard to keep fluids down due to severe nausea. Dehydration can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue and headaches, which can be difficult for moms-to-be to navigate if they already feel tired from the rigors of pregnancy. And dehydration isn’t beneficial for your baby either, because it can decrease amniotic fluid levels and, eventually, breast milk production.
Mobile IV Nurses specialize 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 at 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, which is 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 an IV during pregnancy.
Why Should You Use IV Fluids for Morning Sickness?
IV therapy rehydrates your body, replacing the depleted fluids you lost due to 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. Our hydrating IV treatments offer powerful symptom relief for many health concerns, including those related to pregnancy and new motherhood.
Morning sickness isn’t the only time to get IV fluids when pregnant. Your obstetrician may suggest IV therapy if you are struggling to get all your nutritional needs met. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause serious issues such as birth defects, and morning sickness nausea and vomiting can make it even more difficult to get the nutrients you and your baby require.
Plus, anyone who’s been pregnant knows that it can be draining physically and mentally, making it hard to cope with fatigue. IVs can supply potent energy support to help alleviate the fatigue, giving you more strength and vigor to tackle all the tasks you need to accomplish before the baby comes.
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, zinc, and glutathione to give you energy.
Our IVs for pregnancy are also customizable. Our team members can make recommendations on how you can add ingredients to your drip bag to deliver the best results. For instance, you may want to add extra saline for increased hydration or B Complex for vitamin support. You may also consider adding the anti-nausea medication Zofran, which is often used for morning sickness.
IV therapy for pregnancy can also have postpartum benefits, as infusions can 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 comes to your home so you can stay relaxed and comfortable in familiar surroundings, or we’ll administer your liquid IV for pregnancy at your office if you have a busy workday.
While you are seated, we gently insert the IV catheter into your arm and attach it to the drip line. The IV fluids travel down the line and into your bloodstream for rapid, maximum absorption. The entire session only lasts 45 to 60 minutes, so IV therapy doesn’t take a lot of time out of your day.
Mobile IV Nurses has teams ready to go in all the areas we serve, so it’s easy to get fast and effective care right to your door. We also offer many different packages that are all affordably priced so you can enjoy the health benefits of IV therapy at a price that fits your budget.
Your body’s working hard growing a new life inside it, so support and nurture yourself with IV therapy for pregnancy. Book an appointment with us today!
Is IV therapy for pregnancy safe?
Yes! Our IVs are filled with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and zinc, all of which are recommended for pregnant women. In fact, you already get many of these vitamins and minerals through your daily prenatals.
And if you’re really struggling with morning sickness, we can also add the anti-nausea medication ondansetron (also known as Zofran) to your IV. Research from the CDC has found that Zofran is safe for use during pregnancy.
The great thing that makes IV therapy great for pregnancy is that IVs allow your body to absorb these vitamins faster and in much higher quantities than oral consumption. This means that you’ll get more of the essential vitamins that make for a healthy mom and baby. Plus, you’ll get near-instant relief from that nasty nausea.
Our team members are medical professionals who are experts in IV therapy. They take the time to get to know you and talk about your pregnancy so they can find the safest, most effective option for you. They’ll also monitor you throughout the session so you can trust that you’re in good hands. Additionally, most of our IV packages can safely be used during breastfeeding, and our nurses and paramedics can answer any questions you have.
How can dehydration affect my baby?
Everyone knows that hydration is an important part of staying healthy, but it’s even more important when your little one is growing and developing inside of you. This is because water helps form the placenta, which passes nutrients from the food you eat (or IV infusions you use) to the baby.
If you’re dehydrated, you and your baby could be at risk for serious complications like:
- Neural tube defects
- Low amniotic fluid
- Premature labor
- Poor breast milk production
Luckily, it’s easy to stay hydrated throughout your pregnancy with IV therapy. Each of our IVs contains 1,000cc of high-quality fluids! And because these fluids go straight to your bloodstream, they will rehydrate you much faster than drinking water would (though we still recommend drinking water, too). This helps you avoid severe dehydration and keeps you and your baby healthy.
How often should I get an IV?
Many women use IV treatments for pregnancy to help them stay as healthy, hydrated, and nausea-free as possible. While results may vary, a typical infusion may keep your nutrient levels high for several days, so regular infusions can help you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
There are a few instances where you might need an IV sooner. For example, you may want an additional IV with Zofran added in if you’re experiencing significant morning sickness. Consult with your OB/GYN on how IV infusions may benefit you.
And while IV therapy can help you manage dehydration during pregnancy, it is important to be aware of severe dehydration symptoms. These include:
- Extreme thirst
- Dry mouth and skin
- Changes in mood, like irritability and confusion
- No urine or very dark urine
- Sunken eyes
- Rapid heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
If you experience these symptoms, it’s important to see your doctor right away to evaluate both your health and the health of your baby.
How else can I stay hydrated during pregnancy?
Hydration is very important during pregnancy. Therefore, even if you are using IV therapy for pregnancy, you should take care to remain hydrated between your treatments. How can you do this? Drink plenty of water and eat hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries, and lettuce. If you exercise, get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, and use IV therapy, your pregnancy is likely to be a healthier one.
We know how hard it is to leave the house when you’ve got morning sickness or a newborn you need to care for, so we come to you with convenient mobile IV therapy. With extended service hours every day, it’s easy to make an evening or weekend appointment for a liquid IV while pregnant. Call or text us today at (602) 677-6058 (Arizona) or (305) 458-5118 (Florida), or book an appointment online.