Our IV therapy options can help you feel your best before, during, and after pregnancy. We often recommend the Myers’ Cocktail package, the option with the most vitamins and minerals, for pregnancy IVs. You may also request a wide range of other IV therapy packages, depending on your symptoms. Trust our team for safe, high-quality IV therapy for pregnancy.
Our Recommended IV Package
IV Therapy for Moms
We administer IVs for pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding. If you have any questions about the safety of our IVs during these times of life, you can contact us. Our IV therapies can alleviate the following symptoms related to pregnancy:
It can become difficult to get the vitamins and minerals you need during pregnancy, even when you take supplements. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can interfere with fetal growth or cause birth defects. By getting these compounds through IV therapy during pregnancy, you can address any potential deficiencies. An IV infusion delivers nutrients directly to your bloodstream for maximum absorption.
Morning Sickness and Related Dehydration
During the first trimester of pregnancy, morning sickness can result in discomfort and dehydration. If you have frequent nausea, we may be able to add an anti-nausea medicine known as Zofran, or ondansetron, to your IV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this medicine safe for pregnancy. Each of our IV packages contains a hydrating solution that can help restore fluids when morning sickness causes dehydration.
Chronic Fatigue from Pregnancy
The first trimester can also cause chronic fatigue. Proper nutrition and hydration can alleviate some of this fatigue to help you get through this phase of pregnancy. Our IV treatment for pregnancy includes fluids and critical nutrients to supplement your diet.
How to Alleviate the Symptoms of Morning Sickness & Dehydration
It’s easy to spot the symptoms of morning sickness. You may feel an intense wave of nausea caused by the food you eat or a smell in the air, or you could just be overtaken by queasiness without any trigger at all.
That kind of nausea is a key sign of morning sickness, along with vomiting. And it’s not limited to the mornings, despite what the name says. Mild cases of morning sickness may only last through the first trimester, while some women experience it for much longer. In these situations, you may find that snacking on small meals, avoiding spicy and fried foods, and sipping ginger tea can relieve your symptoms. It’s also important to get fluids in your body throughout the day if you’re vomiting; otherwise, the resulting fluid imbalance could lead to dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include headaches, fatigue, weakness, dry mouth, and infrequent urination.
For some women, however, morning sickness can be more serious, which is a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. Nausea and vomiting are so severe that pregnant women may lose too much body weight or increase their risk of dehydration.
The longer you’re dehydrated, whether you have mild or intense morning sickness, the more dangerous it is for you and your baby. Your amniotic fluid levels may drop, which can affect your baby’s development and safety. You may also increase your chances of preterm labor and insufficient breast milk production after the baby is born.
IV therapy for pregnancy is a sure way to alleviate dehydration and morning sickness symptoms by preventing nausea and vomiting. If you’re finding it hard to get the fluids you need and are experiencing the signs of dehydration, talk to us today about the ways IV treatment for pregnancy can help you.
Is IV Therapy Safe While You’re Pregnant?
Yes, we offer IV fluids that are safe to use during pregnancy. If you’re expecting, you are probably already taking a multivitamin chocked full of vitamins and minerals to support you and your baby’s health. Safe IV fluids for pregnancy contain those same good-for-you ingredients, such as vitamins B12, C, and zinc, in a sterile solution. And with an IV, your body absorbs more of those vitamins and minerals than it would with a tablet or pill. (That also means the IV gets to work faster, so morning sickness symptoms decrease quickly.)
You also have the option to add the anti-nausea ondansetron ( Zofran) to your IV in cases of severe morning sickness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Zofran in early pregnancy doesn’t seem to raise the risk of birth defects. Speak with your physician about whether Zofran is right for you if you’re receiving IV fluids for your morning sickness.
Want to know more about getting IV fluids during pregnancy? Book an appointment with us today.
FAQs About IV Therapy for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Fertility
Motherhood comes with a wide range of questions, including questions about IV therapy. Some of our most frequently asked questions about IV therapy during pregnancy include: