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What Are Some Good Exercises After Giving Birth
Same methods apply: Whether one has delivered or not. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in this setting is iron defficiency caused by blood loss. Iron rich foods include red meats, spinach, beans, and other vegetables. Some people don't absorb iron taken by mouth and require im or IV iron preporations. Many other causes of defficient red cell numbers exist, so if not responding, one should be worked up by their physician. ...Read more
Think it through: Talk it out, be flexible & take time to research. This tiny space is small to give answer but pick your priorities: natural childbirth, family present, fetal monitoring, labor augmentation, mood--music & light in room, pain control, push position, episiotomy, umbilical cord cutting, cord blood, when c-sxn, doula, breast feeding. So many questions! your provider will give you a worksheet to help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quad strengthening: The best thing for a PCL tear is to strengthen the quadriceps muscle such as leg presses, quad extensions. The PCL prevents the leg from moving backwards. When it is torn the leg sags backward just below the knee. The quads move the leg forward when they fire, and thus having strong quads keeps the leg forward under the knee. Also using a brace with a posterior bump can set the leg more forward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited options: I am assuming you mean stop your periods generally rather than a specific period (which is not really practical) and by birth control you mean the pill. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can decrease your periods, and the drug Lysteda has limited usefulness. Your best bet is an endometrial ablation which, using various techniques, will burn out the lining of your uterus and largely eliminate the period. ...Read more
What are some good exercises to get rid of after baby belly with no exercise equipment and just 15-30 minutes a day?
Tone and Burn More: Unfortunately, wth belly fat, you cannot simply spot reduce in that area, but must generally lose weight all around to lose the weight. I would reccomend a combination of strenghtening multiple core muscles (lunges, 5-10 minutes) and aerobic exercize (jogging 10-20 minutes). This wil allow you build and tone the big muscle groups and burn more calories during the aerobic portion of your workout. ...Read more
Stretching in Preg-2: For those looking to maintain health while pregnant and wanting to stretch: look for a local prenatal yoga teacher. They can suggest exercises for particular issues and give feedback on form. Be careful as joint connective tissue is softer in pregnancy--look to maintain not overdo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Regular exercise when you are pregnant has been shown to decrease the length of your labor and the amount of pain women experience during labor. Having said that, there is always the size of baby's head and the size of a woman's pelvis.... And those 2 factors matter a lot when it comes time to delivery. Not much you can do to alter either or those though. Good luck! ...Read more
It varies: Vaginal birth stretches soft tissue of the vaginal walls and perineum (space between the vaginal opening and anus). Most women will retain elasticity and caliber of this organ after deliveries. Other factors shaping the vaginal walls after delivery include weight gain and chronic constipation. ...Read more
Health blueprint..: There is no quick fixes. The best tool we have is the food we eat. Portion control, healthy food choices, active lifestyle and exercise will get you down to a healthy weight, improve your health and lose belly fat in the process. More info on weight loss and - dhcaz.Tsfl.Com. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. A great resource for these can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
32 weeks pregnant please suggest some yoga or exercises which i can do that help in normal delivery of child.
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