Post Natal Exercise
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What are postnatal exercises?
Pregnancy and childbirth changes the body in many ways, but, in particular, they weaken the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Weak abdominal and pelvic floor muscles may lead to incontinence and organ prolapse in the future. Post natal exercise can
- Help restore muscle strength and firm up your body
- Make you less tired because it raises your energy level and improves your sense of wellbeing
- Promote weight loss
- Improve your cardiovascular fitness and restore muscle strength
- Strengthen your abdominal muscles
- Improve your mood, relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression
When can postnatal exercises be started?
Gentle exercise (such as walking) can generally be started as soon as comfortable after giving birth. Six weeks after giving birth, most of the changes that occur during pregnancy will have returned to normal. If you had a caesarean birth, a difficult birth, or complications, it may take a little longer to feel ready to start exercising.
Your doctor will help you better understand when you can start exercising again.
Can you exercise while breastfeeding?
High-intensity physical activity can cause lactic acid to accumulate in breast milk and produce a sour taste a baby might not like. If you’re breastfeeding, you can prevent this potential problem by sticking to low- to moderate-intensity physical activity and drinking plenty of fluids during and after your workout.
What are some postnatal exercises?
Recommended postnatal exercise includes:
- Pelvic tilt exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles
- Kegel exercise to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
- Belly breathing to help re-coordinate your breathing throughout your core
- Happy baby pose to loosen tight pelvic floor muscles
- Walking to improve your cardiovascular fitness and challenge your muscles
- Aqua aerobics
- Low impact aerobic workouts
- Light weight training