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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How soon after birth can I start excersising?

How soon after birth can I start excersising?

Any time.: You can do whatever you tolerate, but i would avoid it within the first month of a cesarean. ...Read more

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After giving birth, how quickly can I expect my period to start again?

After giving birth, how quickly can I expect my period to start again?

4TO 10 WEEKS IF: If you are not breast feeding than it is anywhere between4to10 weeks on average.But if you are breast feeding it may take more than 6 months as it is called lactation amenorrhea. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth can I get back to my hard core workouts?

How soon after giving birth can I get back to my hard core workouts?

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

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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth can I have intercourse?

How soon after giving birth can I have intercourse?

Six weeks: Whether you give birth vaginally or by c-section, your body will need time to heal. Many health care providers recommend waiting four to six weeks before having sex. This allows time for the cervix to close, postpartum bleeding to stop, and any tears or repaired lacerations to heal. ...Read more

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How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection. ...Read more

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How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else. ...Read more

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How soon after having pneumonia can I start to workout again?

How soon after having pneumonia can I start to workout again?

Pneumonia: It depends. If a immuno-uncompromised individual gets pneumonia they usually recover quickly, 7-10 days. You may start work out gradually after ten days. ...Read more

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How soon can I exercise after stroke? How soon after a mild stroke can one begin regular physical activity? How about exercise?

How soon can I exercise after stroke? How soon after a mild stroke can one begin regular physical activity? How about exercise?

Immediately: Post stroke rehabilation is the key to recovery. As long as blood pressure is controlled and there are no other medical reasons not to exercise, one should immedicately begin a program with a therapist to adress and neurologic deficiencies as well as retrain the brain to work around these deficiencies.The extent of neuro limitations will determine whether inpatient or outatient care is best. ...Read more

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How long after stopping birth control, will I get pregnant? Or start to ovulate

Fairly quickly, but.: Ovulation should resume fairly quickly, but it's generally best to wait and have a couple of normal cycles off birth control before you start trying. This ensures a healthy lining for implantation. ...Read more

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How fast can you start menstruating after delivery?

How fast can you start menstruating after delivery?

4-6 weeks: Most have their first menstrual cycle 2-6 weeks after a delivery this can vary widely from person to person. The first period is often lighter or heavier, shorter or longer than usual. It is important to begin birth control to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth can I work out?

Pain free: No more bleeding! no. C section? Soon if you were particularly athletic, getting back to it is good. ...Read more

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