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NORTHERNBABY
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5/25/06 5:55 P

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I didn't feel good enough to do any exercises until about 6weeks pp. Now that I am at about 11 weeks, I feel great!


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AQASALI
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5/21/06 7:19 A

 
 
hi cathy i hav a son on october12,2005 through c/section and uptill now i didnt do any excercise except brisk walking and stepping starirs b/c there are lots of stairs in my home i have gain alot of weight my breast is now shaggy thighs r heavy bt for which i am more concern is my belly its hangs out like a shaggy bag i dnt no wht to do plz help

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AQASALI
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5/21/06 7:12 A

 
 
i have my son on 12OCTOBER2005 through c/section n uptill now i didnt do any kind of excercises i want 2 fit my self n want to hav good n stiff abdomen n want to lose wait safely as well bt i dnt know wht 2 do so plz help

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2/9/06 12:44 P

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I've posted c-section recovery information in the thread "40 weeks to Fit" in this forum. If you're looking for ways to strengthen your abdominal area the Sarhmann exercises featured in the post pregnancy fitness section are the perfect exercises for new moms.
http://babyfit.com/post-pregnanc
y-exercise-demos.asp

Please feel free to post any questions about the exercises or any other pp fitness questions in the "40 weeks to fit" thread!

Cathy


Edited by: CATHY_CRAM_MS at: 2/9/2006 (12:45)


Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

Cathy also provides Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Information and certification courses to Healthcare Professionals. Click here to learn more.

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1/31/06 4:05 P

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OOoops double post...
I am 4 weeks 3 days post and I feel totally ready to start exercising again... However I am waiting for my 6 week PP appt. to get the go ahead!!! I do not want to risk anything so I figured it was best to wait for the dr. to give me the go ahead... I do walk whenever I can (usually in the mall) but nothing too major or too long


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1/31/06 3:58 P

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I have heard that there are some exercises that you should not do after having a c section... Does anyone know what they may be???


My Name is Crystal

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1/31/06 10:35 A

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I am taking it slow, lots of walking. I have tried to do some ab excercises and so far, not too fun. I have been trying to build up my crunches each day...we will see, it should get better soon

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1/10/06 1:57 P

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Everyone seems to say I healed extra quickly. A week and a half after Phoebe was born (born 11/12) I felt no more pain...at all! The dr. said everything looked fine. I just started back on my exercising last week though. I walked my whole pregnancy, so only gained 21 lbs. total. Only problem area I see is just above the scar. I had a very low horizontal incision. I'm already well below my starting weight now...and that was just from nursing! Gotta figure out just what will help firm everything up again. Suggestions?


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REBECKY
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1/9/06 7:30 P

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Yikes! I shouldn't complain.
I tried doing some pilates today and WOW, my bod's not ready for that. Well, at least the surgery area. I think I'll do a few crunches each day and build up from there.
I really want to go swimming b/c I think it'd be a little easier on that area. I don't know when I can go, though. I'm ready for this spare tire to go away!


My name is Becky and I'm about to turn 35. Jenna Evelyn, born via c-section on 12/2/05, is our first baby. We were not trying for the second baby that's due in April. I'm scared, but I know God will take care of us.
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1/8/06 11:15 P

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My c-section was almost 2 years ago, but I remember how much I was in pain. I could barely walk after the baby was born. But I still tried getting up to do a little exercise. At my 6 week checkup, it turned out that one of the stitches was infected and had to stay in bed for another week while a nurse came to my house every day to clean it for me (yuck!). So always keep in mind no matter how healthy and good you feel that there could be a simple problem like mine that can really turn out worse than you expect. Take it easy ladies!



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12/21/05 7:30 A

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you gotta put bells on those shackles and paint them in sparkly gold!! there's no going back now, but you do learn how to adjust and then to enjoy motherhood.

I'm onto my 4th bub and sometimes others will freak out that I'm onto four ( hubby is getting the snip in the new year ) but each one of these little people have something new to bring and it is so much fun helping them put that out there in the safe and loving environment you've created... nothing else you ever could have done will be so appreciated as what you do for your child.

Housework is a pain though, but from an early age you can get them to help out in different ways so you don't tun into Cinderella!!

One thing I've learnt is that the body is an amazingly fragile and vulnerable vehicle to inhabit, and at the same time is extremely resilient and strong and wants to survive above all else. Gotta take care of it.







REBECKY
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12/20/05 11:51 A

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I'm going to jump onto this post, too. I had my c-section on 12/2 and I'm looking forward to exercising. Someone made a good point in an earlier post when she said that we may feel better before our bodies are ready. I was feeling pretty good at the end of last week and did a lot of work around the house. I paid for it over the weekend and yesterday. My bod is better today, but I've learned my lesson and plan on taking it easy for a few more weeks. I need those weeks to get used to being a mom - something which is so much harder than I ever imagined. I'm trying not to feel like I've been clamped with the shackles of motherhood.


My name is Becky and I'm about to turn 35. Jenna Evelyn, born via c-section on 12/2/05, is our first baby. We were not trying for the second baby that's due in April. I'm scared, but I know God will take care of us.
ARMYMAMA
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12/13/05 2:03 P

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Hi everyone. I'm new to this board. I had a c-section a little over 4 weeks ago and am trying to decide whether or not to start ab work again. Plus, I'm not sure what ab work to start on first. Any suggestions?


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12/13/05 10:13 A

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Mmathg,

I'm not very familiar with myomectomies and any complications that might be involved, so I would suggest you talk to your doctor just to be safe.

Sorry I'm not more help!

Coach Jen


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MMATHG
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12/13/05 8:38 A

 
 
I had c-section on the 7th of nov, the surgery was uncomplicated, but I am 38 and had a myomectomy last yr, should I be more careful before I start with weight training. I am able to do most of the house work. what would you recommend ?

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12/12/05 4:09 A

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I had a c-setion on 11/16/05. I started walking 1 week later. I started jogging almost a week ago. I tried ab work a few days ago but had a great deal of pain the remainder of the day so I decided to lay off for another week. I'll be four weeks post c-section later this week so I'll try it again then. My doctor had told me no exercise until 2 weeks after birth and only then light walking. After 4 weeks I could start easing into other things. However, I tend to think that I know more about what my body can handle. Not to mention it would be more depressing to keep the weight on than experience a little pain.


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OH good, just the kind of post I was looking for. I had a c-section 8 weeks ago on the 11th and have been wondering when I can start excersing my abs. I am just now starting to stop bleeding. I stopped the 1st time at 3 weeks and then over worked myself and started again at 4 weeks and have been bleeding on and off ever since. I think I will try these exercises and see how it goes.

thanks for the post!


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JEN_BABYFIT
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11/4/05 10:35 A

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Maureen,

I would stick with walking as your cardio exercise for now or at least until your doctor clears you to return to normal activity. There are some ab exercises you might be able to start- provided that you don't start bleeding again or they are not painful. If either of those things happen, you'll want to stop and wait until you've healed a little more. Here's a link to a good set of exercises:

Ab Exercises

Let me know if that helps and if you have more questions!

Jen




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ITSAGIRL!
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11/4/05 5:33 A

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I tried exercising several times before the 6 weeks was over and each time I would start bleeding again. The dr told me that's when I was doing too much. So try it if you want and if you do start bleeding, just back off for a few more days. I reall wasn't able to go back to exercising until after 6 weeks.
Deb

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YAY! I did it! 26.2 miles and I can't wait to do my next marathon! But first I'm working on being able to walk again!

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ELLA-PHANT
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11/3/05 10:27 P

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I waited the full 6 weeks after my c-section, but as long as you feel good go for it, just take it easy and listen to your body. I would wait one more week before doing any abdominal exercizes though.


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