Diet and Nutrition after a Miscarriage
Women tend to feel weak and stressed out after a miscarriage. It is natural. The mental distress adds to the trouble. Hence, it is crucial to focus on a healthy and nutritious diet. This is crucial for women who are trying to conceive after a miscarriage.
There are some foods that may boost fertility in women. These foods can increase your chances of getting pregnant. Stated below are some foods that women must focus on to include in their diet to be able to stay healthy and conceive again.
You should include good amount of whole grains including brown rice, whole wheat, oatmeal, rye, barley, buckwheat, millet, cornmeal, and muesli.
It is better to stick to plant-based sources of protein such as spinach, quinoa, broccoli, nuts, seeds, beans, peas, legumes etc.
You should focus on including whole milk in your diet along with other whole dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and cream.
Include a lot of fresh fruits in your diet including oranges, apples, bananas, pears, mangoes, melons, cherries, plums and berries. This will help you get a lot of vitamins and nutrients that you need post miscarriage.
Vegetables and leafy greens containing large amounts of selenium are what you should focus on. Selenium is a mineral that protects your body from bacterial properties and contaminants that may cause damage to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of a fetus. So include a lot of kale, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage in your diet. Other vegetables such as green peppers, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes are also important additions.
Speak to your health care provider about including a few supplements to daily diet so as to increase your fertility levels. Some of the most common health supplements recommended by health care practitioners after a miscarriage includes the following listed below:
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin C
• Folic acid
Of course, this is very important. It is normal to feel depressed and anxious due to the loss. Adding certain foods that can help you deal with depression and anxiety is important. These are usually foods rich in mineral magnesium and help with mental health. Magnesium rich foods such as nuts, beans, and plain chocolate can be included for recommended dose of magnesium. Magnesium can boost body’s energy production, cell growth and repair, and nerve and muscle functions.