It would help if you had a nutrient and high sodium diet after egg retrieval to prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and prepare your body for the next steps of IVF. Continue reading to get more info about what to eat after egg retrieval.
. Have three boiled egg whites with (or without) one yolk every day;
. Balance your intake of protein and carbohydrates;
. Eat food with a low glycemic index;
. Have food rich in fiber to help your bowel movement;
. Add essential fatty acids to your daily meals;
. Avoid having caffeine for at least ten days;
. Have organic food and avoid canned food;
. Have three main meals and two snacks;
. Add more vegetables to your diet and have a salad with olive oil;
. Avoid eating sweets as they increase your blood pressure;
. Have foods containing salt such as chips, curds, salty puffed snacks, etc., as their sodium prevents OHSS; and
. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fresh juice.
Also, it is better to avoid having the following foods before and after egg retrieval:
. Inflammatory foods include sugar, refined carbohydrates, fried foods, processed foods, and red meat.
. Allergenic foods; and
. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee, coke, and tea.