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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What number of woman die while giving birth?

What number of woman die while giving birth?

That number is : variable. Would anticipate much higher numbers in third world countries. ...Read more

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What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

What happens to a woman giving birth to a baby?

Question too broad: When you submit a question to the site please be specific.Your question has been the subject of many books.If you have a specific question that we can address in the space allowed please submit a new one. Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises after giving birth?

What are some good exercises after giving birth?

Gentle and easy: Light stretching, walking, yoga are some of the best ways to get started after birth. ...Read more

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How do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

How do I lose the extra 20lb after giving birth?

Diet/exercise: I wish their was a magic way to lose weight, then i would be skinny. It all boils down to calories in and calories out no matter what fad or program you do. Pick a reasonable exercise program and diet plan and be consistent . 1-2 lbs a week is reasonable. Good luck to you, you can do it! ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

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 more

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Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Is it possible to die of shock while giving birth?

Anything is possible: But that is extremely uncommon now a-days unless something very strange happens, you can die from drinking water or choking on a chicken salad sandwich like a famous singer did try not to focus on the extreme negative, if someone is high risk they should be taken care of by a team of high risk ocotors at a hsopital that does high risk. ...Read more

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Is giving birth most pain your body can go though?

Is giving birth most  pain your body can go though?

Probably: Great debate whether labor or renal colic caused by a kidney stone causes more perception of pain. ...Read more

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