If you just did your egg retrieval, great job! That is no small feat. Your work is done, so it's time to leave the rest up to the embryology lab at your fertility clinic. Now you can focus on getting back to your pre-stims self. In this article we're going to look specifically at what foods to eat after your egg retrieval for recovery.
To set you up for success post retrieval, here are the top 3 nutrition tips to remember when it comes to your diet.
High-antioxidant foods have shown to help rid your body of the bad guys (aka free radicals) that can cause inflammation in your body and affect your fertility. Since your body is going to be under stress already, focus on adding “the rainbow” from fruits and veggies to your diet as each color of produce contains different antioxidants that can lower your inflammatory response!
Here are 3 of our top picks for high-antioxidant foods to add in post retrieval:
. Berries (strawberry, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
. Bell Peppers (orange, yellow, red, green)
. Cauliflower and Broccoli (all the colors)
If constipation has ever been an issue on your fertility journey as a result of the medications, then you’re going to want pay special attention to your fiber. While recommendations range between 25 to 37 grams per day, we recommend clients aim to hit the higher end of that range.
Here are 3 of our top picks for high fiber foods to add in post retrieval:
. Black beans
There is not a specific sodium amount to consume post retrieval. However, it’s important to speak directly with your healthcare team to ensure they provide you with the best recommendations for your health profile (i.e. if you have a heart condition your advice may be different than someone else to account for both situations.)
Regardless of the above, you still need to be hydrating!
Here are 3 of our top picks for hydration to consider in post retrieval:
. Coconut water
. Fruit and veggie (i.e., cucumber) infused water
. Electrolyte support drinks (if warranted)
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For more information about the cost of IVF in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.