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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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What are some good exercises after giving birth?

Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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What are some good exercises after giving birth?

Gentle and easy: Light stretching, walking, yoga are some of the best ways to get started after birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
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What are good exercises to do after giving birth.? And how long should I wait before doing them?

Dr. Brian Kaufman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
480K people helped
What are good exercises to do after giving birth.? And how long should I wait before doing them?

Yoga and aerobic: Slowly get into aerobic conditioning.I would recommend walking to start. Also, you can work on core strength by doing yoga. Remember to start slow so you don't risk getting injured. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

Exercise resumption: A gradual return to exercise like yoga or walking should begin the toning process. If you are within the 6 week post partum period, refrain from high impact or strenuous exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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How soon can I exercise after giving birth?

Ask attending OB : The best person to ask what occurred in labor and what challenges a woman faces after delivery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It's always appropriate for a patient to ask him/her to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what transpired, eg, bleeding, can be gained and put in perspective plus advice about exercise and nutrition, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
21 years in practice
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How soon can I start intense exercise after giving birth?

Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
21 years in practice
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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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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Weight: It depends on how much weight one gains during pregnancy. In the first two - four weeks a woman loses 8-20 pounds (as the uterus contracts and body looses extra fluid). Breast feeding helps to lose weight quicker. Vigorous exercise should not be started for the first 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Yale Shulman
Board Certified, Urology
40 years in practice
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Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Dr. Yale Shulman
Board Certified, Urology
40 years in practice
134K people helped
Why do women's sex drives diminish after giving birth?

Several factors: These factors include: hormonal changes, anatomic changes, social changes, fatigue, depression, time constraints, and new demands and priorities. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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How soon can I go back to work after giving birth?

Soon: Most patients take 6 weeks of maternity leave. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery patients may go back much sooner. Many need to for financial reasons. While physically it is fine, taking time off to bond and spend time with your new baby is very important. ...Read more

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Dr. Megan Bird
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
14 years in practice
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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

Dr. Megan Bird
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
14 years in practice
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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How long after giving birth can I work out?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How long after giving birth can I work out?

Pain free: No more bleeding! no. C section? Soon if you were particularly athletic, getting back to it is good. ...Read more

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