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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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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 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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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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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

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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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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

6 weeks: Most surgeons suggest 6 weeks before exercising for any abdominal surgery. ...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 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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When after a csection can I travel?

When after a csection can I travel?

C section : You should be able to travel after you acute post op phase is over and your are discharged home and you are able to be up and about ... There shouldn't be any contra-indications ... ...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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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 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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When is safe to have sex after c section?

When is safe to have sex after c section?

Ask surgeon: Everyone can heal at different time lines, so each person may have an individual answer specific to their case. Best for you to ask the gyn surgeon who knows your case best and how you are healing. The answer will depend on your post op exam and how well you have healed. Best wishes to you. ...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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When can I expect to get my period after having a caesarian section?

When can I expect to get my period after having a caesarian section?

PERIODafter Csection: After any delivery bleeding (lochia) continues for several weeks gradually diminishing then stopping. If you are breast feeding then your periods can be delayed many months otherwise may occur in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still i can't get flat stomach.

How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still i can't get flat stomach.

Exercise: You will need to exercise to achieve a flat stomach after having a baby. Once you have been cleared by your doctor/midwife you should start a regular program. It is not necessary to focus only on your abdominal muscles. Once you are finished breast feeding, start a lower calorie diet if you haven't returned to your prepregnancy weight. Persistance and time will help you get your body back. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage and d and c at 8 weeks, 3 weeks ago. How long after the d and c should I get my period?

I had a miscarriage and d and c at 8 weeks, 3 weeks ago. How long after the d and c should I get my period?

4 to 6 weeks: The next menses will be 4 to 6 weeks after the D & C as the lining of the womb9endometrium) was removed at tat procedure. ...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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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