January 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

care after an abortionMiscarriage is one of the most painful experiences that a woman may go through her life. You  were expecting a baby and unfortunately miscarried, your emotional and mental health is very much affected. Not to mention the physical health risks that a miscarriage may pose afterwards.

After an abortion, the woman needs to be very careful in her diet to recover back soon. The operation or miscarriage can be small but the side effects on the body can be huge. Eating the right kinds of foods after a miscarriage may help speed up the process of recovery for you; not just in the physical sense, but also emotionally and mentally. There are many foods that you can include in your diet which are beneficial for you after a miscarriage

Heavy bleeding, reducing iron and vitamin B12, B9 and B2, or riboflavin levels in the body are few health problems after an abortion. The doctor will advise on the medication to be taken till the mandatory visit.

In case of any painful symptoms or excessive bleeding do not hesitate to consult the doctor .

To reduce the risk of anemia and osteoporosis, the diet should have nutritional supply with more emphasis on iron, B vitamins and calcium. Let’s understand the diet of a woman after an abortion.

Diet recommended after an abortion / miscarriage:

1. Increase the intake of proteins in the diet. Adequate supply of vitamins and inorganic salts should be included to get iron supplement in the body. This helps to prevent anemia and have the nutritional supply.

2. Easy to digest food is a must after an abortion. Do not eat cold or greasy food. Preferably drink water that is boiled and cooled.

3. Fish, tender chicken, eggs, animal liver, meat, soybean, milk, dates, lotus seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables add nutrition to the diet.

4. Excessive sweating is a common health problem after an abortion. So, have 8-12 glasses of water daily. This prevents dehydration and constipation.

5. Include protein rich food after an abortion. Protein supplement in body helps increase the production and count of blood cells. Eggs, cold fish, baked beans, bananas, avocado, carrots, cottage cheese, peas, oranges, green leafy vegetables and almonds are few protein rich food.

6. For non vegetarians: fish, shellfish, tuna, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, cooked dry beans and peas provides high protein, iron and B vitamins.

7. Low fat dairy products supply calcium and keeps you strong. Dairy products also provide proteins and vitamins.

8. Avoid eating spicy food. Include chicken or eggs in two meals.

Follow this diet after an abortion to recover the body from the contraception failure. In addition to these rest is required to avoid back pain problems. The entire system has taken a major change therefore you need to take rest. No excessive strain to the body and minimize working in cold water.

The body really needs to rest and sort itself out. Be gentle and caring on yourself. Take some time to understand what you are going through and rest and focus on taking care of yourself. You don’t have to rush back to work right away. Work can wait!


  1. christian Jennifer obianuju says:

    I am not happy but its only God that knows best. I still find it hard to concentrate and even eat well but since after the incident my breast are still heavy and my pregnancy test results are positive though the second line is faint. I feel bad

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