Medically Reviewed by Kristy Lambaren, FNP 9/7/22
IV (Intravenous) Drips and IM (Intramuscular) Vitamin Injections are an excellent way to hydrate and deliver vitamins and nutrients to your body. But did you know that they can provide phenomenal support to Postpartum Mothers? Here are three powerful reasons Postpartum Mothers can benefit from an IV Drip and/or IM Vitamin Injection, backed by science!
1.Hydration for Breastfeeding, what new Moms need to know.
Staying well hydrated during your breastfeeding journey is essential. You may find yourself thirstier than usual, and this is entirely normal. During breastfeeding, Oxytocin kicks in to trigger your thirst, reminding you to hydrate!
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a breastfeeding Mom’s fluid input should be around 128 ounces/ day, which breaks down to about 16 cups of water per day. This may seem like a lofty goal, and it can be hard to prioritize your self-care, especially with a newborn. But not only is hydration essential for you, but it’s vital for your bundle of joy. Breast Milk is the only source of water and nutrition for your baby. For reference, if your 3-month-old baby drinks 4 ounces of milk 8 times a day. This is equivalent to 32 ounces of breastmilk in a day. So, you must hydrate with an additional 1 Liter of fluid to replenish that amount lost. Dehydration can lead to low milk supply and cause Mom to have headaches, dizziness, irritability, constipation, muscle cramps, dry skin, and brittle hair.
We understand that self-care and nourishment can be challenging to achieve with a new baby. So, an Intravenous (IV) Drip may be an excellent solution for you. Intravenous (IV Drips) bypass the digestive system and are easily and readily absorbed by your body. Getting an IV Drip packed with hydrating electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals is an excellent way to ensure that you are staying hydrated for your health and your new baby.
2. Feeling down? Vitamins and Minerals to Support Mood Postpartum.
The Fourth Trimester can be an emotional rollercoaster for some. The feelings of unconditional love, elation, and joy can come paired with fear, anxiety, and helplessness. For some new mothers, this can be called “Baby Blues” or mood swings. Depending on severity and timeframe, this may be defined as Postpartum Depression (PPD). Both conditions can be linked to hormonal changes and a deficiency in micronutrients. The following Vitamins and Minerals have been linked to the improvement of mood swings and symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and can be administered through an Intravenous (IV) Drip and/or Vitamin Injection:
Vitamin D: This Vitamin is well known for supporting the skeletal system; however, newer medical research shows that Vitamin D is also essential to the endocrine system and can significantly impact mood. A recent study featured in the Journal and Medicine and Life reported that pregnant women with low Vitamin D levels were 3 times more likely to develop Postpartum Depression and/or “Baby Blues” symptoms.
Magnesium: A study in the National Library of Science confirmed Magnesium is beneficial to stabilizing mood. This mineral can streamline calcium uptake in the neural channels of the brain. A traffic jam in this microscopic area of the brain can manifest as depression and anxiety.
Zinc: Another mineral well known for its mood stabilizing properties is Zinc. Much like Magnesium, research shows that individuals that supplement their diet with Zinc show fewer symptoms of depression and moodiness.
Selenium: Deficiency in Selenium is connected to thyroid function and thyroid antibodies. Deficiency in this mineral can cause mood swings and mood imbalance. Many postpartum mothers don’t think about their thyroid health post-baby. But keeping this essential organ in tip-top shape is incredibly important.
3. B12 and B-complex Vitamins to Support Energy Postpartum
About 40% of women experience exhaustion and/or fatigue after the birth of a new baby. As your life and sleep habits change after the delivery of your little one, you may notice your energy levels vary too. B12 and B-Complex Vitamins are excellent ways to boost your energy levels, and research shows that they fight against mental and physical fatigue.
B-Vitamins and B-Complex naturally found in beef, poultry, salmon, trout, leafy greens, eggs, legumes, and some dairy products. Although B-Vitamins can be found in several different foods, getting the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) can still be challenging. As a new Mom, it can be tough to prepare an expertly balanced nutritional meal, all while attending to the needs of your new baby.
B12 and B-Complex vitamins administered Intravenously (IV) or through Intramuscular Injection (IM) are the quickest and most effective way to experience their benefits.
Get the Postpartum boost you need with an at-home IV Drip or Vitamin Injection!
As Mothers ourselves, we built our IV and Vitamin Injections formulas with the needs of new moms in mind. Here at Drip’N Beauty Wellness, we help postpartum Mothers feel nourished, replenished, and confident from the inside out with our specially formulated Intravenous (IV) Drips and Intramuscular (IM) Vitamin Injections. Our IV Drips and IM Injections deliver powerful hydration, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals that address milk supply, mood support, and energy replenishment. Not to mention, these can be administered by our Medical Practitioner from the comfort of your home. No traffic, commuting, or uncomfortable waiting rooms. We bring the nourishment and support you need and deserve straight to you when and where you need it most.
Check out our IV Drips and IM Injections HERE! If you are a Postpartum Mom in the Denver area, we would love to support and pamper you. BOOK your appointment now!
As always, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Mothers should consult with their Medical Provider prior to receiving an IV Drip or Vitamin Injection.
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