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What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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What is the best way to tighten and tone my stomach after having a c-section?

What is the best way to tighten and tone my stomach after having a c-section?

U should do no abdom: No abdominal exercises for 4 months after the csection, then u can , u can exercise everything else, but a big workout person wrote a book about that after she tore up herab muscles cause she started doing abs too soon. You should get a trainer to guide you with that or there are plenty of exercise books. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to get a firm butt and flatten your stomach?

What are the best exercises to get a firm butt and flatten your stomach?

Sit-up squats lunges: Sit-ups, crunches, leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. Good nutrition including protein. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

Stict caloric restic: Restriction, exercise helps and is godo for you but the key is caloric restriction and i tell all my pts u can exercise but no abdominal exercise like crunches or situps for 4 months after the c-section, u can tear up the rectus abdominal muscle if u start too soon , u can do arms legs back, chest, everything else. ...Read more

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How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

It's like any : Major abdominal surgery and a lot depends on your pain tolerance, by 6 weeks you can count on feeling pretty good in the abdominal area but you will probably still tore easily from baby. Congrats on baby!! ...Read more

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What can I do to address the stomach scars after a c-section?

What can I do to address the stomach scars after a c-section?

Revision: When undergoing a c-section, the priority is not to make a good skin closure, but to present you with a healthy baby. Frequently i see c-section scars that have not had all the layers of the abdomen repaired, sometimes even with the scar stuck to the outer covering of the muscle. Any good plastic surgeon is able to revise your scar and restore the proper layers. ...Read more

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My pelvis/lower abdomen pain 2 months after a c-section. Feels like cramps?

My pelvis/lower abdomen pain 2 months after a c-section. Feels like cramps?

See a Doctor: Some women will have pelvic cramps when they breast feed. It is not related to Cesarean Section. If you are not breast feeding, these cramps may be related to scar tissue from surgery or from infection. See a doctor. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my stomach feels hard after my c- section?

Is it normal that my stomach feels hard after my c- section?

Depends: It really depends. It cAn be normal, or it could be very abnormal. Check around the incision site to see if there is any drainage, or tenderness. If there is, you should call you OB doctor and have it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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