First trimester pregnancy symptoms are anything but fun. Between constant nausea and vomiting, it’s not easy to stay adequately hydrated. The fact is that dehydration isn’t good for anyone, especially for pregnant women. Devan McGuinness of Babble cites a Fox News finding that preterm birth, psychological disorders, and brain disorders are all risks linked to severe dehydration in pregnancy. The natural question you may have is, “Well how am I supposed to stay hydrated if I’m having trouble keeping down fluids?” Here are five tricks you may want to try during pregnancy.
Take it easy with exercise - There’s no problem with exercising during pregnancy. That said, it’s imperative to be aware of how much you’re actually sweating and exerting yourself. Don’t hesitate to take the occasional break when necessary. Not to mention, be sure that you’re drinking plenty of water as you exercise. Steer clear of sugary sports drinks as much as possible.
Make electrolyte popsicles - There are some days when you just can’t stomach much. Even with medications, the nausea gets the best of you every now and then. This is when many pregnant women turn to electrolyte popsicles. They provide a good balance of everything you need to stay out of the danger dehydration zone.
Eat ice chips - Unfortunately, cold water sometimes feels heavy on the stomach when you’re nauseous. Think about eating ice chips as an alternative. Ice chips can help you feel like you’re eating something while also getting the necessary water intake.
Line up the day’s water - Try to have a set amount of water that you drink each day, regardless of whether or not you’re nauseous. Then line up the water cups/bottles in the fridge for your daily intake. It sounds silly, yet makes a difference in hydration levels. Plus, it allows you to keep track of how much water you’ve had so far in the day.
Get your fill of fruit - Pregnancy cravings come and go. There are also days where absolutely nothing sounds appetizing. With that in mind, make it a point to eat plenty of fruit during pregnancy if you’re concerned about dehydration. A number of fruits, such as watermelon, even have high water content.
Hydration Treatment and Pregnancy
Have you ever heard of intravenous hydration therapy? More medical professionals are using this as an innovative approach to health and wellness. Let’s get back to the basics for a moment. The human body is designed to run on water and minerals. Therefore, without proper hydration, the body fails to perform at optimal levels. Experts confirm that hydration treatment is one of the safest, quickest, and most effective ways to deliver vital nutrients to the body.
What makes our hydration packages so effective is that we use only the purest forms of essential vitamins and nutrients. Since everything is delivered intravenously, these nutrients bypass the stomach and aren’t impacted by intestinal absorption. Those vitamins and minerals, musts for expecting moms, are then available for immediate use. Keep in mind that proper hydration allows the body to instinctively remain healthy, repair/rebuild, and fend off invading organisms.
What to Expect From Our Hydration Clinic
You have enough doctor appointment scheduled at the moment. So why on earth would you pencil in another one? At Elevation Hydration, we don’t really think of our hydration clinic as just another medical facility. In fact, we make the appointment process as stress-free as possible. Here’s how it works:
Visit our office and fill out a brief medical questionnaire.
Once you speak with one of our team members, we will select a hydration package that makes the most sense for you.
You have the choice to ask for add-ons with any of our therapies. For example, we have something if you’re looking for a boost of energy, increased immune support, or even athletic recovery.
We put you through the requested hydration session, which only lasts about 45 minutes.
What’s more to like is that there aren’t any co-pays or long lines. We know you’re busy, which is why we do our best to get you in and out in under an hour!
If you’re pregnant and would like to explore hydration treatment, please be sure to run it by your doctor first. Then give us a call so we can schedule your appointment.