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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. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...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 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 I start riding again after a hysterectomy?

When can I start riding again after a hysterectomy?

Depends: Depending on the type of access/incision (open, laparoscopic/robotic, vaginal) as well as if it were supracervical or total hysterectomy. The reason is that we caution against exertion before it may pull incisions apart (the highest risk being open procedures with the largest incision, with smaller but present risk with >8mm incisions or vaginal incisions (required for laparoscopic total/vaginal) ...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 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

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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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When should I start exercising after having a thyroidectomy?

When should I start exercising after having a thyroidectomy?

2 weeks: I usually recommend my patients to avoid exercising and heavy lifting for two weeks following thyroid surgery. ...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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How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related issues) you may resume exercise activities within days to weeks from when you gave birth. Regardless of birth mode, i would recommend gradually working back toward the level of activity you were at pre-pregnancy and checking with your OB first. ...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 will I be allowed to start eating after birth?

When will I be allowed to start eating after birth?

Depends: If vaginal delivery once the delivery procedure is over, if c section start with fluids then increase diet as tolerated. ...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 I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming. ...Read more

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How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

How soon after a laparotomy can I start to exercise?

Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else. ...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 will I start my period again after birth? Also I'm going to be breastfeeding.

When will I start my period again after birth? Also I'm going to be breastfeeding.

Varies: Typically a fulltime breastfeeding mom doesn't get a period back until around 6 months, as the child begins to decrease their milk intake a bit. However, there is no hard and fast rule, and it could be as early as 2-3 months postpartum or as late as 12 months. Don't count on not ovulating because I'm nursing as adequate birth control if you don't want to get pregnant right away again. ...Read more