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Why Women Need To Exercise After Childbirth And How Soon To Do It?

Mar 20, 2008
Having a baby is such a wonderful experience for a woman. After nine months of gaining extra weight, it is natural for woman of aiming to normalize its natural shape as soon as possible. But it takes six months before the body can recover after giving birth. Trying to lose weight too fast can harm your health.

Moderate exercise is essential to good health and this applies to mothers and mothers to be as well. Regular exercise helps to keep the body in good shape; it can also increase stamina, which help to cope with the rigors of labor. In addition, it makes easier to return to normal physical tone after the baby is born.

How soon you will start exercising?
Starting light exercise within a day or two of delivery depending, of course upon how easy and natural the delivery was. If childbirth is complicated or involved surgery, you may have to delay the resumption of your exercise routine. In this case, ask your obstetrician for specific recommendations. In most hospitals today, however, postoperative exercise is standard procedure.

Your obstetrician will probably suggest a number of exercises designed to strengthen your muscles back and to tighten the muscles in your pelvic region. You should also allow yourself time for nap everyday to help your body recover from the fatigue of childbirth. All in all, you should be able to return to your pregnancy weight and condition in about six weeks.

It is normally recommended that the form of exercise should be continued before and after pregnancy. You should not approach your exercises in a strenuous manner, but rather do them lightly and regularly. However, exercise and some sports that need a high degree of energy such as diving, skiing, skating and mountain climbing should be avoided.

There are Things to Consider before start Exercising
After giving birth, it is recommended that woman should do some exercises to help you regain figure just like before being pregnant.
Be patience for the main time. You gain weight for nine months thus losing it overnight is impossible. Have a healthy diet, increase calorie intake and have exercise it will help you to reduce weight.

Instead of walking you need a running exercise to reduce more weight. But take note exercising vigorously may harm your health especially if your body don't recover yet. For proper diet you need an advise from a doctor, especially for breastfeed mothers.

The increase in calorie intake along with the exercise will raise your metabolism and therefore help you to lose weight. It is not safe or healthy to lose weight rapidly, especially while nursing. You do not want to risk a reduced milk production or a depletion of your bone and muscle tissue for the sake of getting back to your pregnancy weight. In the scheme of things nursing your baby, at a less-than-ideal weight, is really best for the health of your baby and for your long-term health.
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