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When Can I Exercise After C Section
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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
Post op: Immediately. Many are offered showers there in their rooms when they can stand. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 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 ?
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