Iron is a major component of our health and the body’s ability to perform at its optimal peak. It plays an integral part in the production of red blood cells and the distribution of oxygen to the muscles and organs of our body.
Because of its importance, many have turned to iron infusion therapy to make sure that their bodies have adequate amounts of iron. However, those that are pregnant may wonder if this would be an appropriate course for them. In recent years a growing number of expectant mothers have incorporated iron infusion in the weeks leading up to their due date.
Let’s discuss some of the benefits of iron infusion therapy for pregnant women and identify certain situations where under proper guidance, it could be recommended.
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA)
Millions of Americans struggle with low iron levels to varying degrees. However, when levels become severely depleted, it can lead to iron-deficiency anemia. Women during pregnancy are extremely susceptible to this. The demand for red blood cells increases due to the growing needs of the fetus rapidly developing in her body.
Iron deficiency anemia can contribute to complications such as premature labor and low birth weight. In cases like these, doctors will order an iron infusion as it is the single fastest way to get iron levels to where they need to be.
Chronic fatigue and weakness
While much of the tiredness felt during pregnancy has to do with the physical demands of fetal development, low iron can contribute to this in a major way as well. Low iron increases the red blood cell deficit being pregnant has already triggered, meaning there are fewer cells to help shuttle oxygen to the muscles in the body.
With reduced oxygen to the muscles, their ability to function is diminished. Iron supplementation via IV can help increase strength and boost energy levels.
One of the worst things during pregnancy is what many terms “brain fog.” Regular iron infusion therapy can help with increased reaction times, sharper thinking, emotional regulation, and fine motor skills, to name a few.
Nausea and digestive discomfort
IV treatments are ideal for expectant mothers dealing with nausea and a weakened digestive system that is prone to discomfort. The olfactory and digestive systems are completely bypassed, allowing for maximum benefit and minimal discomfort.
A major consideration for most pregnant women is whether what they are consuming is actually being assimilated to benefit themselves and their baby. With iron supplements that are taken orally, the answer to this can be very unclear. This is why many are opting for iron infusion therapy, as it is the only method that offers 100% bioavailability making the entirety of what they are taking usable.
Under the proper guidance, it is clear why so many have begun to incorporate regular iron therapy during pregnancy. The benefits seem to be considered for both the mother and the baby growing within.
At-Home Iron Infusion With Drip Hydration
Drip Hydration offers iron IV infusions in the comfort of your home. This therapy involves an intravenous administration of our iron infusion blend. Our certified nurses come to your location to administer the therapy.
During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.