If you’re trying to conceive after a miscarriage, your first step is to get a thorough exam and understand why it happened.
Sometimes your doctor can explain that you lost your pregnancy, but sometimes they can’t even explain why you miscarried. Whatever the case, good nutrition will only do you good.
Below are 3 simple steps that will greatly increase your chances of sustaining your next pregnancy for the required 9 months.
1. Eat high-fiber, whole foods: Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables provide you with plenty of the fiber you need for a healthy gut.
If you’re trying to conceive after a miscarriage, it’s important to get plenty of fiber, as it helps keep your reproductive system in optimal condition by eliminating toxins and old hormone residues, and ensuring a good one nutrition is ingested.
Not only does this make conception easier, but it also helps to sustain the pregnancy and increase the chances of having a very healthy baby.
2. Eat high quality protein at every meal. Protein is very important for your fertility as it helps keep your blood sugar levels balanced and provides your body with the supply of amino acids it needs.
It’s also important for building and repairing cells, making hormones, and healthy reproductive function. Unlike carbohydrates and fats, your body is unable to store protein, so it’s important to get quality protein with every meal.
Different protein sources vary in the amount of other nutrients they contain, so it’s important to eat a wide variety. You can eat chicken, but choose wisely:
The biggest problem with chicken is its quality. Because of the unnatural diet and lack of exercise, intensively reared chicken tends to contain more fat than protein.
Research from the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at London Metropolitan University found that chicken in 1970 contained just 8.6g of saturated fat, compared to today’s chicken, which contains as much as 22.8g of saturated fat.
If you are trying to conceive you are better off getting your protein from fish, eggs, nuts and seeds but if you really want meat then eat poultry but limit it to no more than 3 times a week.
3. Your third tip when trying to conceive after a miscarriage is to eliminate caffeine from your diet.
Researchers have found that drinking more than 300mg per day (2 to 3 cups) increases the risk of miscarriage by up to 30% and the risk of stillbirth by up to 80%.
Men aren’t immune either, as studies suggest sperm health problems appear to be greater the more coffee consumption increases.
Caffeine is found in regular coffee, black and green tea, some soft drinks, chocolate, and many over-the-counter medicines.
Tea also contains tannin, which has been shown to block the absorption of important minerals. So when you drink tea with your meals, you prevent vital nutrients from being absorbed in your digestive tract.
So if you’re trying to conceive after a miscarriage, you need to eat a healthy, nutritious diet and eliminate certain foods, like caffeine, from your diet.
Thanks to Claire Arden