As a general rule, the woman will be able to start drinking liquids and eating light food about 6-8 hours after the procedure. We refer to bland foods such as vegetable puree or soup. Gradually, the physician will introduce more foods during the hospital stay.
Once at home, the woman should follow a soft and healthy diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables to avoid constipation.
It is also very important to avoid foods that cause gas, such as legumes, dairy products, and some vegetables. Eating slowly and chewing well also helps to avoid the gas that tends to accumulate after abdominal surgery, which is very uncomfortable.