Q: Good evening. Trust you are well. Kindly advise. I have just confirmed that I’m pregnant. I’m a bit scared, I lost my pregnancy this year in march. It was about 5 months; it was one painful ordeal. My doctor told me to rest and not to get pregnant soon but I believe God has good plans for me. It came unexpected and I’m here embracing it well. Kindly advise – how can I take care of myself. Thank you
A: Oh sweetheart, condolences. I feel really sad that the miscarriage happened! But it’s all good
There are no standard answers really, as to when to start trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage. If this is the first time you’re experiencing a miscarriage, some doctors still advice people to wait 3 to 6 months before trying again so that it’s easier to date the pregnancy etc. Others will just ask you to wait until you’ve had one menstrual period
It is normal to feel worried and a bit scared going into another pregnancy, but you have to trust that all will work out well this time. Surround yourself with good professionals (OBGYN) and loving family/friends. Then relax and enjoy the ride 😀
Generally, food focus during pregnancy is on the same things you ate before you got pregnant…assuming you were eating right :D. More fruits and veggies, complex carbohydrates (they are rich in fibre and keep you feeling full for a longer period of time) like beans, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, brown rice etc. Load up on proteins too (fish, chicken etc), calcium rich foods like yoghurt, skimmed milk etc
Eat 5 small meals a day: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. This should keep the hunger pangs at bay and deal with the cravings. You probably will still crave stuff: Iyaalamala’s food 😀 , ice cream with all the toppings, a ‘ginormous’ (for the uninitiated, this is a word formed from a mixture of gigantic and enormous. Cute, right?) burger etc. and guess what? You can give in once in a blue moon, just don’t make it a habit! If you take in more calories than you need, you run the risk of having a big baby with all the complications associated with that during pregnancy and delivery and of course, it’s harder to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight after the baby.
I hope this helps.
All the best!
Have a good night y’all 😀