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How Soon Can I Go Back To Work After Giving Birth
Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Anytime you feel you are ready for this you can start exercising. ...Read more
Take it easy.: If you are breastfeeding, do not overdo it with exercise and diet immediately postpartum; you can wear yourself out and dehydrate, causing your milk production to drop or stop. I would recommend more consistent and deliberate lifestyle changes, e.g. Daily 30-45 minute mild-moderate exercise, avoiding carbohydrates such as sugar and pasta/bread and getting at least 8 hours of sleep daily. ...Read more
It depends: Whether u have a vaginal delivery with or without episiotomy or a csection, u really need to ask your OB as your OB knows you and what happened at the delivery or can give u an estimate before u delivery depending and it depends what yoru hard core workout consists of because u may not be able to do all of it at the start. ...Read more
What are "setback" risks of returning to work early? As in early I'd say three weeks after giving birth.
No setbacks: If a woman desires to go back to work 3 weeks after delivery and feels comfortable to do so, there are no setbacks. The transition to the non-pregnant state takes about 6 weeks, and most women enjoy being able to spend this time with their newborn baby. Bonding between mom and her baby cannot be overestimated, and the more time she has to spend with the baby, the better for both of them. ...Read more
To some extent: The vagina is very elastic and stretches easily to allow a blby to pass through. However, the fibroous supporting tissue is less elastic and will retain some degree of relaxtion, permamently, after a vaginal delivery. Kegel exercises can help to improve the tone of the pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more
Usually after your: 6 week checkup but u should be asking all ?S like this to your OB esp since u just delivered or are going to deliver? ...Read more
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