Dealing with a miscarriage is an extremely traumatic experience which not only affects your mind but body as well. Your uterus gets ready to carry the baby but when they’re lost, your body goes through several rapid changes. And while it’s important to get all the psychological help you may need; today we’re telling you how you can recover your body from the post-pregnancy condition. The most common symptom is swelling, and one may also experience heavy bleeding.
Your periods might not show up or be regular for a few months. So, while your body tries to heal itself, make sure you provide it the nutrition it needs to recover.
The swelling will settle in a month or two. Here’s a list of foods to omit from your diet to
speed that up:
Canned goods like pickles, canned beans or chickpeas or canned corn or fish
High salt foods like pretzel, croissant
Sausage, canned meat, red meat, burritos
Salted popcorn or chips
Extra table salt
Seafood, sauces, ketchups, vinegar
With blood loss, you lose many nutrients including iron. So, here’s a list of foods to include
in your diet which will help speed up recovery and replenish the lost nutrients:
Include fruits and vegetables
Include fresh homemade fruit or vegetable juices with pulp and no added extra
Top up your smoothie with seeds (no sunflower seeds as they are high in sodium),
oats, nuts, or grated coconut
Chicken or bone broth with only a pinch of salt
Soup with low salt
Turmeric milk (1/3 tsp turmeric added in a glass of warm milk)
Beans, green leafy vegetables are essential
Brussels sprouts, raisins, lentils, dried peaches, olives
Include vitamin C sources to all your iron rich meals to ensure the maximum
absorption of iron. A great tip is to squeeze lemon juice on your meals
Milk, low fat yogurt
Tentative Meal Plan:
1 multigrain toast + 1 tbsp boiled red beans + 1 egg (cooked or boiled; your choice) + 1
small apple sliced.
Oatmeal made with low fat milk topped with seeds and nut and fruits.
1 glass homemade falsa juice (1/2 cup falsa, a pinch salt, 1 sachet brown sugar or 1/c tsp
honey, 1 cube ice blend and drink). Blend properly. Do not strain.
Fruit salad and yogurt (1 cup fresh fruit salad with 200g yogurt).
½ chapati + 1 shaami kebab + ½ bowl daal + ½ small radish sliced as a salad topped with ½
small lemon juice 150 ml standard sized bowl.
Handful of mixed nuts + 1 cup green tea unsweetened.
Frittata caprese with spinach, tomato, and ricotta.