If you’re pregnant, congratulations! It is a magical and scary time, and you likely have a few questions about what is safe for you and your unborn baby and what is not. We get asked if it’s safe to have an IV while pregnant all the time, so we wanted to address that in this blog and give more information. The short answer: yes! It is safe!
There are multiple studies looking at this and any risk associated with congenital abnormalities and this one is one of our favorites to reference. The results of this study suggest that infusion treatment of pregnant women did not associate with a higher risk of congenital abnormalities. In addition, the intravenous infusion of drugs has some, but limited efficacy to prevent the adverse effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and threaten preterm delivery.
In other words – IVs can be a good thing when you’re pregnant! As most mothers know, it’s also extremely common to have an IV when you’re in labor. These IVs are a little different than vitamin fusions, though, and usually contain:
- Pitocin (for induction, if needed)
- Epidural medication
- Magnesium sulfate
- Pain medication
- Hydration (especially for women who have C-sections)
So….why get an IV during pregnancy?
IV Infusions for Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Around half to two-thirds of all pregnant women will experience morning sickness to some degree, particularly in the first trimester. It typically begins around week 6 and usually disappears between week 16-18.
Several expectant mothers have morning sickness longer and throughout the day. It can cause you to lose weight, hydration, and just feel generally terrible. If it is severe and is left untreated, it can interfere with the growth of the baby and your health as well.
Infusion therapy helps provide the vitamins, nutrients, and hydration you need to have a happy and healthy pregnancy. IV therapy helps distribute vitamins and nutrients including electrolytes into your bloodstream. This helps reverse the effects of dehydration and gives your body the nutrients it needs.
On top of the vitamins, IV infusions can deliver anti-nausea medication directly into your bloodstream as well to help you feel better, faster.
It can become difficult to get the vitamins and minerals you need during pregnancy, even when you take supplements. Many pregnant women aren’t getting the recommended amounts of vitamins A, C, D, E, and K as well as other key nutrients.
IV infusions help balance out low levels with their high absorption rate to help negate risks such as that.
The first trimester can also cause chronic fatigue. Proper nutrition and hydration can alleviate some of this chronic fatigue to help you get through this phase of pregnancy.
This fatigue is generally treated with vitamins and stimulants that are prescribed by doctors. While you may see positive results using these medications, prescription drugs come with a few risks, such as addiction or negative side effects. A great alternative to medication and supplements is IV hydration therapy, which can help give the energy boost you need to conquer the inconveniences of chronic fatigue.
IV Revival’s Renew IV Treatment is a 1-liter pH balanced solution loaded with electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins that are specifically concocted to get you out of the bed and kick that fatigue in the butt. The super nutrient vitamin mixture includes:
- B Complex and B12
- Vitamin C
We have a blog post about chronic fatigue that explains more, which you can read here.
On top of all of that, our nurses will get to know your health profile and can answer any and all questions you have about our treatment. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, which you can do online or by giving us a call at (602) 755-9525.