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How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

Ask attending OB : The best person to ask what occurred in labor and what challenges a woman faces after delivery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It's always appropriate for a patient to ask him/her to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what transpired, eg, bleeding, can be gained and put in perspective plus advice about exercise and nutrition, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related issues) you may resume exercise activities within days to weeks from when you gave birth. Regardless of birth mode, i would recommend gradually working back toward the level of activity you were at pre-pregnancy and checking with your OB first. ...Read more

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Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

No perfect time: There is no perfect time to exercise. If you had a normal vaginal delivery without complication you can exercise as soon as you feel up to it. If you had complications or a vaginal tear then get clearance from your Obgyn. ...Read more

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I have 1 yr old son &ever since giving birth i've had pelvic pain. Hurts when I sit walk exercise etc ...Hurts the most when I try to prop my feet up?

I have 1 yr old son &ever since giving birth i've had pelvic pain. Hurts when I sit  walk exercise etc ...Hurts the most when I try to prop my feet up?

Pelvic pain: There is too little information to give an accurate answer. Was the birth vaginal or ceasarean? For example. My guess is that this pain is from the abdominal muscle. You may start with a harmless exercise such as to lie on your belly and lift your shoulder and head as high as possible, hold for a few seconds, and repeat as often as you can. Check with your doctor for other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can I jog after giving birth?

Can I jog after giving birth?

Yes: But it depends on what type of delivery u had and what happened at the time of delivery , so ask your OB when you can start jogging. ...Read more

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Could you possibly resist giving birth?

Meaning?: If by "resist giving birth", you're talking about preventing pregnancy, yes, lots of options exist. If you're asking if a woman can voluntarily keep herself from going into labor, the answer is no. ...Read more

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Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Weight.: Bmi (weight for height) is a major determinant of any woman's chance for delivering via cesarean section. Other major determinants: age, race, prior pregnancies, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts! ...Read more

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