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 withIV 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, 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 IV treatment for your pregnancy.
Why You Should 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.
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. 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 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 affordable pricing packages, 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.
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 treatments 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 1,000 cc of saline! And because this fluid goes straight to your bloodstream, it will rehydrate you much faster than drinking water would (though we still recommend drinking water, too). This helps you avoid severe dehydration and keep 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.
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.