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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

Exercise after c-section when can I start?

Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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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After c section, can I use hoola hoop for exercise?

After c section, can I use hoola hoop for exercise?

Yes: Once you are healed this should be fine. If you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to ask your attending physician. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to exercise after a having a c-section?

How long should I wait to exercise after a having a c-section?

6 weeks: Light exercise such as wallking can usually be done as soon as you feel like it. However, heavy exercise, weight lifting, endurance training, situps etc. Should wait until your body recovers and you return to a normal nonpregnant vascular status. ...Read more

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Is it recommemded that after delievering a baby by c-section we use a support n diet n exercise to help my body get its figure back?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Is it recommemded that after delievering a baby by c-section we use a support n diet n exercise to help my body get its figure back?

Yes!: I couldn't say it better myself! the best way to get your body back after pregnancy is through diet & exercise, and support groups are invaluable. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best diet and exercise after a c section?

What's the best diet and exercise after a c section?

Walking: Within a couple weeks after a c section patients can begin a brisk walking routine. By 6 weeks patients can resume any physician activity they like. ...Read more

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How much exercise can I do the week after a c-section?

How much exercise can I do the week after a c-section?

None.: Be content to get out of bed and ambulate as much as you can indoors for the first week after your c-section. You may resume exercise 6-12 weeks postpartum and gradually increase it to your baseline by 52 weeks postpartum. It is critically important that you not let your legs hang down for prolonged periods of time postpartum. Lie down or walk as much as possible. ...Read more

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It has been two years of my C-section and still I feel pain when I do exercise or have intercourse why is it happening?

It has been two years of my C-section and still I feel pain when I do exercise or have intercourse why is it happening?

Complex questions: There are multiple causes of intercourse pain. Endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, infection, and poor lubrication are just some. After two years of pain an an evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more

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I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean ?

I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean  ?

About 6 weeks postop: As above, start slow and gradually build up an exercise routine. As always, consult with your OB with any specifics Best Wishes and hope your baby is doing well ...Read more

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How can I shrink my tummy aftet C section? Any exercise or belt can help? I am 6 week post partym. Also my rings do not fit. Any recommendation?

How can I shrink my tummy aftet C section?
Any exercise or belt can help? I am 6 week post partym. Also my rings do not fit. Any recommendation?

Remember: Spot reduction without a more invasive intervention or even surgery isn't really possible. Exercise is good but you'll have to combine with caloric restriction as the two together are really necessarily for weight loss. Weight loss will be key for your "tummy". Your rings not fitting suggest that something else is going on, like a source of swelling. This you should see your doc about. ...Read more