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Doctor insights on: Exercising Too Soon After Birth

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What are the typical side effects of exercising too soon after giving birth?

What are the typical  side effects of exercising too soon after giving birth?

Increased bleeding: You may get possibly increased bleeding from the vagina, as the clots in the uterus may be soft and not so strong to control it and increase in motion may help them get dislodged. Also, there may be some more discomfort in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can I start exercising eventhough I haven't been to my 6 week checkup and I just gave birth a lil over 4 weeks ago?

Can I start exercising eventhough I haven't been to my 6 week checkup and I just gave birth a lil over 4 weeks ago?

Check with your OB: Check with your OB doctor first, before beginning a post-partum exercise program. A cesarean section, severe perineal lacerations, or other OB complications may require longer healing times. ...Read more

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Since going on birth control I've noticed random points of subtle pain that jump around my body and always go away. I'm a healthy 17 year old who has also recently started exercising. What is this?

Since going on birth control I've noticed random points of subtle pain that jump around my body and always go away.  I'm a healthy 17 year old who has also recently started exercising.  What is this?

Switch to a LARC: LARC's , Long-Acting-Reversible-Contraceptives like the intrauterine devices and the subdermal implants are the most effective contraceptives. Consult a caring and knowledgeable Gyn and switch to a LARC. Be safer and happier. ...Read more

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What if your period last month was 3 days early?I'm always 28days. No birth controI was not under any stress no exercising no weight gain or anything.

What if your period last month was 3 days early?I'm always 28days. No birth controI was not under any stress no exercising no weight gain or anything.

Still ok: It sounds like you have read up on menstrual irregularity and know that stress and other factors can affect it. Sometimes the cause can not be known or recognized ... your body is simply reacting to something. But it truly is not something to worry about...a period coming 3 days early when nothing else seems to be wrong does not indicate a disease or dysfunction. It is normal. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My wife has pulmonary embolism from birth control she's 40 years old it's been 3 weeks and she still can't catch her breath how long should it take to start exercising .?

My wife has pulmonary  embolism from birth control she's 40 years old it's been 3 weeks and she still can't catch her breath how long should it take to start exercising .?

Depends: It depends on how much of your circulation was blocked by the pulmonary emboli and varies too with your cardiac and lung function before the event. It can take a month or two for a pe to resolve with anticoagulation and not all resolve completely. If shortness of breath persists longer than this then a doctor eval is required. ...Read more

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I workout a lot and eat pretty healthy, but I just started birth control and am afraid ill gaun weight. What can I do to prevent this from happening?

I workout a lot and eat pretty healthy, but I just started birth control and am afraid ill gaun weight. What can I do to prevent this from happening?

Weight gain: Womens are always afraid that they will gain weight on birth control, but some women actually lose weight. Don't prejudge what will happen, continue your work outs, and just monitor it. Women always gain weight when they are pregnant., which you will be avoiding! ...Read more

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I workout a lot and follow a very controlled diet but i gained 8 lbs in 3 months and i can't find a reason other than i started birth control pills?

I workout  a lot and follow a very controlled diet  but i gained 8 lbs in 3 months and i can't find a reason other than i started  birth control pills?

Possible weight gain: While weight gain is an uncommon & temporary side effect to the pill, if you are one of those few women who put on lbs, talk to your dr. Who may suggest a different type of birth control pill. While most bc pills use the same type of estrogen in various doses, the progestin formulation can differ. This means that each brand of pill may have slightly different side effects including weight gain. ...Read more

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I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. Theres 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

I am taking low-ogestrel birth control. Theres 50% synephrine in this pre workout powder I am using. Will that decrease the effect of my birth control?

No studies: I can find no studies which show that Synephrine impacts birth control but buyer beware. These over the counter supplements are not FDA regulated so you never know exactly what you are putting in your body. A healthy diet and a good exercise plan are better than consuming most of these unregulated supplements ...Read more

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Im 6 weeks pregnant with my second child and i recently gave birth 6 months ago with my first. What kind of light workout can I do?

Im 6 weeks pregnant with my second child and i recently gave birth 6 months ago with my first. What kind of light workout can I do?

Exercise + pregnancy: Congratulations on your 2nd pregnancy! check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pregnancy-and-exercise/pr00096 & http://www.Acog.Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq119.Pdf?Dmc=1&ts=20130824t0328341627. Walking, swimming & cycling are good options especially early on. As always, discuss your plans w/your OB or family doc as they know more about you than can be posted above. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 6 weeks pregnant right now with my second child and i recently gave birth 6 months ago with my first. I want to do a light workout what can I do?

See OB-GYNE.: A light work-out could be simply walking daily as exercise, doing yoga, stretching exercises. Do check with your ob-gyne first before you start this program. Make sure you have a healthy and well-balanced diet and if you're not taking pre-natal vitamins yet, do start. Congratulations! ...Read more