C-Section: A Confinement Diet to follow

It is important for a mother to pay attention to her diet.

This is more so after performing a C-Section.

This is because the body will need the right nutrients to recuperate.


The 4 things to pay attention to are:


  1. Protein

  2. Iron

  3. Vitamin C

  4. Calcium

We will be exploring why are these important below:


1. Protein is needed by the mother to:

a. Speed up healing especially post-surgery.

b. Develop new tissues.

c. Protein will also help to maintain the mother's mood & sugar level.

2. Iron will help to:

a. Quickly recover from a loss of blood and hemoglobin, which is a protein that carries oxygen throughout the body.

b. It is a vital mineral to strengthen the immune system.

3. Vitamin C can:

a. keep infections away.

b. It is also an excellent antioxidant to repair tissues in the body.

4. Calcium rich food will help by:

a. Making your bones healthy.

b. It helps with blood coagulation. During pregnancy, there is a risk of developing blood clot to form in the deep veins of the legs or in the pelvic area. So take note.



Below is a simple list on the food that you can take which will help in the area. Make sure that the meals you have are wholesome and the important nutrients are accounted for. This will helps in the recovery for the mother.