Morning sickness can zap your energy, leaving you feeling ill all day, and cause you to drop out of doing the things you love. There are medical complications to consider with morning sickness, as well. It can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. Severe cases cause tearing of the esophagus creating a bleed that requires medical attention. For the baby, it can meanto low birth weight because mom isn’t getting proper nutrition during some key developmental stages. Rehydration therapy with IV fluids and the right balance of nutrients is a game changer for women who are expecting a child and dealing with morning sickness.
The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
The goal of IV vitamin therapy during pregnancy is to ensure mom and baby have the fluids and nutrients necessary for optimal health. Dehydration can lead to low blood pressure and what happens to the mother affects the growing fetus.
We’ll assess your medical condition, consult with your OB or primary care physician (or you can consult with our staff OBGYN) and look for key deficiencies such as:
- Calcium – It is essential for living organisms, especially in cell physiology. A growing baby needs lots of calcium to build bones and it comes directly from mom.
- Iron – Iron is the nutrient responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood, and without it, the baby can become deprived.
- Folic acid – Folic acid lessons the risk of neural tube defects in the baby. During the third week of pregnancy cells on the embryo form a neural tube that is a precursor to the central nervous system. When the neural tube fails to close during the gestation, the baby is born with a defect such as spina bifida.
IV Vitamin Therapy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Around 80 percent of women experience some level of nausea in the first three months of pregnancy, according to Florida Hospital, but up to two percent endure something more severe. The medical term for this debilitating form of morning sickness is hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Traditional morning sickness is most likely a response to hormonal changes during pregnancy, but, for the most part, HG remains a mystery.
Doctors may not know the cause, but the treatment options are clear. It includes IV rehydration, nutrition therapy and plenty of rest to ensure the mother stays healthy during this difficult time. An IV doctor will develop a therapeutic formula based on the nutritional needs of the mother because adequate nutrition is a major concern with this condition. Through IV vitamin therapy, you replenish the fluids and nutrients lost due to vomiting to ensure the baby gets all the necessary nutrition.
Many parents choose IV vitamin therapy to get the ready for pregnancy even before conception because it gives their baby the best chance at healthy development. You already making an investment, so why not take steps to ensure mom and baby have plenty of B-complex vitamins and a customized pregnancy nutrition plan complete with IV therapy.