The Food, Remedies, & Support You Need to Heal
You never think it will happen to you, until it does. After having a late miscarriage at 19 weeks, I focused my attention on healing my body with proper nutrition and natural remedies. It’s important that you spend time getting your body stronger for the next pregnancy.
When the uterus shrinks back down to size, cramping can occur. To help ease the pain and encourage healing, try…
- Red Raspberry Leaf Tea: 1 cup, 3 to 4 times daily.
- Clary Sage Essential Oil: 1 drop applied to the abdomen + 1 drop applied to the bottoms of the feet 2 times daily (also helps with hormonal balancing).
Sleep is vital for healing the body and keeping your mood balanced. Unfortunately, after a miscarriage both of these things can be difficult to achieve. Not only do you have to deal with your hormones crashing (which affect both sleep and mood), but you have tremendous amounts of emotions that come along with a miscarriage.
- Magnesium: known as the “relaxing mineral” that encourages a deep sleep by helping to maintain healthy levels of GABA (a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep).
- 5-HTP: a compound made naturally in the body. Helps produce more serotonin that promotes restful sleep and a positive mood.
- Lavender, Frankincense & Vetiver Essential Oils: powerful relaxation properties that help encourage a deep sleep and reduce anxiety. Apply 1 drop of each to the bottoms of the feet morning and night.
Focusing on a healing diet of anti-inflammatory foods is vital for strengthening your body. Choose organic fruits and vegetables and pasture-raised animal proteins (if eaten). Avoid processed and refined foods. Include lots of these, too…
- Iron-Rich Foods: replenishes blood loss and restores levels. Choose foods like Hawaiian spirulina, organic liver, grass-fed beef, lentils, raw cacao, and spinach.
- Broths: incredibly nourishing and flood the body with healing nutrients. Make your own bone broth with leftover organic bones or vegetables.
- Antioxidant-Rich Foods: help to fight off free radicals that damage cells like those found in the reproductive organs, ovum (egg), and sperm. Try colourful berries like goji, wild blueberries, blackberries or elderberries.
Seeking out guidance and treatments from holistic and medical practitioners can help improve your fertility on a deeper level.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners: assist with fertility through acupuncture and herbal remedies.
- Osteopathic Practitioners: finding one who practices cranial-sacral and organ manipulation can help ensure the mechanics of the body are working well.
- Naturopathic Doctors: can recommend a tailored treatment plan with specific supplements and homeopathic medicine.
- Family Doctor: check for underlying medical conditions that can impact pregnancy like thyroid issues or autoimmune diseases.
By Katie Stewart
Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Essential Oil Practitioner