Orange County OBGYN
OBGYN Specialists located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA
Nutrition is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. But if your pregnancy causes nausea and vomiting, eating and drinking may be the furthest thing from your mind. At Orange County OBGYN in Newport Beach, California, the compassionate team offers intravenous (IV) hydration to help pregnant women with severe nausea get the fluids, nutrients, and medications they need. This service is not currently available but will be coming soon. To learn more about IV hydration, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
IV Hydration Q & A
What is IV hydration?
Intravenous (IV) hydration is a safe and effective way to get fluids and nutrients into your body. Instead of eating and drinking, IV hydration infuses the fluids and nutrients directly into your bloodstream through an IV line in your arm.
Bypassing your digestive system ensures your body, organs, and tissues get the fluid and nutrients they need for health and well-being.
Orange County OBGYN is a patient-centered women’s health practice that offers IV hydration for women during pregnancy at its state-of-the-art office.
Who needs IV hydration?
Orange County OBGYN uses IV hydration for both pregnant or non-pregnant women who are unable to eat or drink because of severe nausea and vomiting.
Rapid changes in hormone levels that occur during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause many uncomfortable symptoms, including nausea and vomiting. However, some women experience an extreme form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum.
Women with hyperemesis gravidarum may vomit four or more times a day. This frequent vomiting makes it hard to keep food and fluids down, leading to weight loss and dehydration. Women with hyperemesis gravidarum may even struggle to take medications that might stop the constant nausea and vomiting.
Orange County OBGYN provides IV hydration for women suffering from nausea that makes it hard to eat and drink. The women’s health experts provide the fluids and nutrients they need for rehydration and health, as well as the medications that might ease their symptoms.
What can I expect during IV hydration?
Orange County OBGYN customizes your IV hydration based on your unique health and pregnancy needs. That includes the amount of fluids you need for adequate hydration, as well as nutrients and medications that can support your pregnancy.
During your IV hydration, you sit and relax in the treatment chair while your provider inserts an IV line in your arm and starts your infusion. Your IV hydration may take 30-60 minutes. The team at Orange County OBGYN closely monitors you and your baby throughout your entire infusion.
Once complete, you remain at the office for a set time to monitor for symptoms before going home. Depending on the severity of your nausea and vomiting, you may need regular IV hydration infusions to maintain hydration and control symptoms.
Find out more about IV hydration at Orange County OBGYN by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.