Exercise Guidelines after giving birth

Exercise Guidelines after giving birth - Restore to normal body weight is the primary mission of most women postpartum. But remember, do not affect the effort you put your child nutrition, which still needs breast milk intake.

Dr. Jeffrey Henke MD, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology of the U.S. Virginia Hayes, explains, to start postpartum exercise should follow medical advice and is done in light intensity.

"It is very important, because for first two weeks, a mother should be the focus of care of the baby and getting enough rest," he said.

To start a postpartum weight loss program, Henke gives some safety guidelines below:

1. Learn about the benefits

Exercising immediately after delivery is very good, especially for mental health and prevent post-partum depression and not to lose weight. So, do something about the movement or activity that makes you feel better, not something that just exhausting. Sauntering after cesarean section, for example, whether to reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs.

2. Listen to your body

If you feel in good health, exercise or low intensity activity such as walking for 30 minutes can be done after several days of normal postpartum or cesarean section. But, do not try to impose when exercising postpartum scars have not healed properly. Do not be too worried about the final destination, because you may feel disappointed if they do not achieve progress in a short time.

3. Do it gradually

Two or three weeks after giving birth is the right time for you to start training. Start of exercise, like aerobics, light resistance exercise, or movement of a modified push-ups. Note, you may only do so after obtaining approval from the doctor.

4. Follow the rules pascacaesar

During the first six weeks, avoid weight training that focuses on the incision or incisions. Weight training is the sit-ups, movement up and down the hand or lifting over 25 pounds. Generally, some doctors recommend one's mother not to lift loads heavier than the burden of their babies.

5. Exercise during lactation

Breastfeeding mothers need more fluids to prevent dehydration. So it's important to drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise. To avoid discomfort in the breast, try to pump breast milk prior to exercise and use the appropriate sports bra.

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