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C-section- working out good or bad?

I had a C-section this past October- When can I start doing sit ups and such to lose the weight?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:11 AM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

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  • ask your OB... They usually do a check up 6 weeks after birth. and at this check up they do an ultrasound from your whole belly, especially the scar. if the scar healed good from the in- and outside then you are actually good to go.
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:20 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Your muscles quickly atrophy after a C-section if you do not exercise, so it's important to start right away. After your staples have been removed, you may ease into your regular postnatal exercises. After about two to four weeks, you may resume a normal exercise program, but only if you feel your body is ready and you have your doctor's approval. Of course, do not exercise if your incision hurts or becomes infected, or if you experience heavy bleeding, pain, excessive urinary incontinence, or breast infection.

    Congrats, Mama!
    livewell4me

    Answer by livewell4me at 5:28 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Walking is one of the best exercises to start with -- you have to use your "core" to stabilize your body when you walk, so until you can do situps and such, walk.
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 5:33 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • You can walk when you are in the hospital, the more walking you do, the better. As far as hard core working out - start slow and get back in to it. You should have been given the all clear at your 6 week check up.
    richgirljj

    Answer by richgirljj at 10:50 AM on Dec. 3, 2008

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