Getting in Shape After Baby
During pregnancy, it’s good to gain a certain amount
of weight. This is used to support your growing child and to provide
the extra calories when you start breastfeeding. If you don't gain
enough weight that can cause problems. New mothers
naturally lose weight after the birth; however, if you don’t lose
the weight because you gained too much weight, or other reasons, it
can be hard to take the rest off.
we need to tell you that!
* Don’t start too soon. Wait until you have healed or you can create new problems. Whether you’re had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, your body has gone through quite a bit. If you start a workout routine too soon, it can be damaging to your health. It can also be discouraging for you and you WANT to stay motivated right now. It’s usually recommended to wait 6 weeks before you start trying to workout; however, if you had a vaginal delivery, you can use those first 6 weeks to strengthen your vaginal muscles and start stretching exercises. Just be sure to check with your doctor before you start any exercise program.
* Don’t work too hard. Pace yourself and gradually work up to where you need to be. It’s pretty likely that you haven’t been able to do a normal workout for at least a few months, maybe more. Just like starting any exercise program, you should not start full force right away. Trying to do too much is likely to do more harm than help. Before you start working out, ask your doctor for recommended exercises and how often you should do them. Remember, if you hurt yourself, you’re not going to be able to take as good care of your baby.
You’ll probably have to squeeze in workouts where you can.
Choose exercises that you can do in different places at different
times. Get an exercise tape or something else you can do at home.
You should also remember that two 15 minute workouts or three 10
minute workouts can be just as helpful as a half hour work out. If
you can set a rigid work out schedule, that’s great. If you can’t,
set a looser schedule (I will work out for thirty minutes before I
go to bed) and be sure to stick with it. You can shop for
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