Whether you have a medication abortion (the abortion pill method) or a surgical procedure, your body goes through quite a lot. You need to care for yourself physically and emotionally. 

It’s essential to have a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Here are a few suggestions for foods to eat for better post-abortion recovery. 

What About Fruits and Veggies?

A healthy, nutritious diet always includes fruits and vegetables. Bananas are high in potassium and can help with leftover cramping. You should have foods with vitamin c, such as oranges or lemons, to boost your immune system.  Berries can help reduce inflammation.

Due to the loss of blood, you may have an iron deficiency after an abortion. To boost your iron, eat lots of dark leafy, green vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli. You can also add iron to your diet by eating beans and lentils.

You Should Stay Hydrated

Since dizziness and fatigue are two side effects of abortion, you need to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, fruit juices, smoothies, tea, ginger ale, or sports drinks. 

Do not drink alcohol as it may add to dizziness and dehydration. In addition, it is recommended that you stay away from sugary, fizzy drinks like soda.

Stop the Nausea

The abortion pill is known to cause nausea and vomiting. You need to eat food that settles your stomach. If you’re nauseous, try eating dry toast, crackers, or broth.

What If You Have Digestive System Discomfort?

Diarrhea is another common symptom of the abortion pill, and it’s even listed as a risk by the Mayo Clinic! Avoid eating greasy or oily foods and junk food. 

If diarrhea persists, try the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and dry toast). Other bland foods are okay to eat too.

Last, But Not Least – Eat Lots of Protein

To heal and regain strength, you need protein. Lean meats, fish, eggs, and chicken can all add protein to your diet. Since there’s been a change in your hormones, protein helps to regulate them. 

Don’t Forget Your Emotional Health

The Mayo Clinic also suggests many of the same foods we’ve listed above help boost your mood. Here’s what they suggest eating:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Lean meats
  • Fish
  • Nuts and legumes
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Olive oil

If you have already had an abortion and are struggling emotionally, we’re available. We offer professional post-abortion counseling and peer-led support. We understand the emotions that you are experiencing.

Visit BsideU for Life Before You Choose Abortion

We recommend you visit us before making any decisions about your unplanned pregnancy. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the procedures, side effects, and potential risks. 

We’re happy to give you factual information about all of your options, and we won’t shy away from answering your questions. 

Choose an appointment time that is convenient for you, or text us at (502) 309-4951. Our team of medical professionals wants to protect your health and safety.