4 Common Everyday Foods that will Delay Healing Post Miscarriage

Updated at: Nov 28, 2013
4 Common Everyday Foods that will Delay Healing Post Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a traumatic event in a woman's life. If you have been through it and are exhausted physically, avoid eating these foods till you have healed perfectly.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
PregnancyWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: Oct 28, 2013

A miscarriage feels like someone pulling out a precious card right from the middle of a tower of cards that you so longed to see growing even taller. Unlike what it may seem like, miscarrying does not mean that you will never be able to conceive again.

MiscarriageNow that you have miscarried, your priority should be to help your body recover and the foremost thing to do is to eat a friendly diet.  Experts worldwide stress on the benefits of eating a healthy diet for healing any/all sorts of mental as well as physical trauma. To begin with a holistic diet plan, know what to proscribe from your plate.


Junk Food

When coping with miscarriage, one of the first things to stay away from is junk food. During this phase of your reproductive health, you must emphasise on the intake of protein A and C varieties of foods. Junk fried foods can do a lot of damage to your body and therefore, staying away from them is the best resolve to heal better and faster.


Soy Products

Products based on soy are said to be healthy and have been for ages recommended by fellow well-wishers as well as doctors. Although, it supplies lots of minerals and vitamins for the body, the American Diabetic Association states that the high phytate levels that are related to soybeans interferes with one’s body’s ability to absorb non-heme and heme iron. Post miscarriage, a woman needs more iron than she does otherwise because it is this nutrient that will make up several components of the blood that was lost at the time she was miscarrying.


Foods with High Carbohydrates

The body needs a lot of protein to heal and therefore, it becomes important for a woman to avoid eating foods with high carbohydrate content. Amino acids that are found in lean meat protein can allow a woman’s body to trigger cellular repair, which is essential for a woman who has had a miscarriage. Amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body and will therefore, be needed to be brought in by an external source. Even though, carbohydrate is important for kidney and brain function, increasing the level of protein is comparatively more important.


Fast Foods

Fast foods are always thought to be a blessing in disguise for a lot of women who work and find no time to prepare a full-fledged meal. Well, for your own safety post miscarriage, avoid eating fast food varieties like pizza, hamburger, sausage, etc. A study that was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry mentioned that consumption of fast foods could be related to development of high risk of depression even after the birth of a healthy baby.

Miscarrying can be one of the most traumatic events occurring in a woman’s life and the best way to heal from it is by adopting a diet that the body acknowledges without complaints. Take recommendations from your doctor if you think that certain foods may be more beneficial than harmful for your body type.


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