After an uncomplicated pregnancy termination, there is a certain time period your body takes to heal itself. The recovery procedure is different for different women and will depend upon the gestation age when the pregnancy was terminated, the physical condition of the woman etc. While most women recover within few days, others take few weeks. Nevertheless, there are certain things you can do to make your recovery quicker and easy.
If you have had pregnancy terminated with home abortion kit, here are a few things you can do to make your recovery smoother.
- Good diet to recover faster
There are certain food stuffs you can add in your diet to make your recovery quicker. These foods include red meat, whole grains, dairy foods, vegetables and fruits as well as iron rich foods like seafood and leafy vegetables [ spinach] etc. These foods are great in replenishing the lost blood during the procedure, which is more so, since you bleed especially heavily after taking the early abortion pill.
Just like there are foods that are good for you after pregnancy termination, there are foods that you must avoid. These include- sugary/ sweet foods, soy products, high-fat dairy products and meat, low-fiber starches as well as junk food etc.
- Intercourse and infection after pregnancy termination
Intercourse after aborting is strictly advised against whether it be after surgery or by medication. Nevertheless, if you had a pregnancy termination with abortion pill kit, the bleeding is much more heavy compared to surgery and takes much more time as well.
Further, the mifepristone pill is responsible for widening and softening the cervix for easy passage of the detached conception parts. Even if it takes weeks for your periods to back to normal, your ovulation cycle goes back to normal right after termination.
Due to all these reasons your body is at a vulnerable stage after a termination of pregnancy. Therefore, it is very easy to get pregnant or infection right away after termination. Thus any penetrative activity sexual or otherwise must be avoided for at least two weeks after abortion.
- Contraception advice after abortion
Speaking about pregnancy, you must be fully prepared to avoid further pregnancy after abortion. Use contraception immediately after your pregnancy termination. If you have been using combined contraceptive pills like Ovral G, start taking them a day after your treatment. You don’t have to wait for the bleeding to stop or for the first menstrual cycle to return.
- Exercise after abortion
Do not exercise for at least two weeks after pregnancy termination. Exercises like swimming, going to the gym, team sports, heavy physical work or horse rising can increase bleeding. Do not engage in heavy lifting, if you have children, try not carry them for at least first few days after abortion- particularly up and down the stairs.
- Washing after termination of pregnancy
It is advised to avoid baths or shower following 24 hours after taking the pills, as the procedure can leave your dizzy and make you faint. If you are bleeding heavily, shower instead of using bath. Avoid using heavily scented soaps or Dettol around your genital area to avoid irritation or infection.