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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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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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When can I start showering after having a c section?

Post op: Immediately. Many are offered showers there in their rooms when they can stand. ...Read more

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When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

Varies: You may walk immediately. Abdominal exercises should be delayed until 4 weeks after your surgery. ...Read more

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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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Can I use treadmill after c section?i am 3 weeks post c section.when can I start excercising?

Can I use treadmill after c section?i am 3 weeks post c section.when can I start excercising?

Slowly: You should be fine walking (not running) on the treadmill now. The important thing is that you avoid lifting or straining.If it hurts, stop. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

By 3 rd wk: Most of the ob&gyn surgeons will allow to do progressive exercises by this time healing will be almost complete. ...Read more

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When can you exercise after cesarian delivery?

When can you exercise after cesarian delivery?

Light exercises: You could start in the second week , after 6 weeks go ahead. ...Read more

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When can I get pregnant after c section?

When can I get pregnant after c section?

Up to you: That's up to you. Most recommend spacing out your children for your own sanity and so you can enjoy the special time with each infant. 6--12 months is best to let your c section scar heal. ...Read more

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How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more

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How long after a c sectiin can I start moving around?

How long after a c sectiin can I start moving around?

Soon: In the hours after a csection, mothers are encouraged to get up and walk around. This prevents formation of dangerous blood clots and constipation. ...Read more

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When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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When can I start to run again after myomectomy surgery?

When can I start to run again after myomectomy surgery?

Depends...: This is a good question for your surgeon as it depends on how the myomectomy was done. Was it done by Laparoscopy? Laparotomy? Hysteroscopy? If it was done by hysteroscopy, the restrictions are only for a few days. For Laparotomy, you could be restricted as long as 6 weeks. Laparoscopy would be somewhere in-between. Ask your surgeon. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When can one start jogging after circumcision?

When can one start jogging after circumcision?

When it heal: I would wait until it heals. The movement and moisture "down there" could cause some issues. ...Read more

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When can you drink soda after a c section ?

When can you drink soda after a c section ?

Better to wait: Carbonated beverages have a tendency to increase gas/bloating in the belly. Most people recovering from surgery, especially abdominal surgery, are better off waiting to consume these beverages while the intestines regain normal function. Gas/bloating in this case will worsen pain/discomfort. More information about your case in a consult may help better guide a personalized timeline. ...Read more

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When after a hernia op can I start running and zumba again?

When after a hernia op can I start running and zumba again?

Depends: It depends on the type of hernia and technique if repair. For most operations, activity as tolerated by pain is the rule. Check with your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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When can I try to get pregnant again after a d & c procedure?

When can I try to get pregnant again after a d & c procedure?

After 1-2 nl cycles: It is usually considered that once you have had one or two normal menstrual cycles, conditions from that point on may be optimal for you to "try to get pregnant again". ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks postpartum when can I begin to workout and have intercourse?

I'm 3 weeks postpartum when can I begin to workout and have intercourse?

Depends: The answer is going to depend on your medical and obstetrical history and your planned method of contraception. Normal vaginal deliveries with no tearing, stitches or complications may resume activities once they are on birth control and when they feel comfortable. ...Read more

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When can you workout after having a c- section?

When can you workout after having a c- section?

4-6 weeks out.: You may resume workout 4-6 weeks after a cesarean delivery, with progressively increasing intensity. Take it easy until 6 weeks out. ...Read more

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When can I start dieting after having baby?

When can I start dieting after having baby?

Eat healthy: If you are not eating healty now..Start. Continue to eat healthy after the baby is born. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eat fish. Don't eat any processed foods. Make all your own food. Don't buy anything that has more than five ingredients in it. ...Read more