I had a baby two weeks ago.. how long before i start an exercise program?!
Question: i feel really good.. i know it take 6 weeks to heal.. I was a runner before i got pregnant, but was restricted for 4 months of it.. so not much exercise , well any really ,besides the grocery store and cleaning.. what should i start with? how long before i can run without hurting myself
Answers: i feel really good.. i know it take 6 weeks to heal.. I was a runner before i got pregnant, but was restricted for 4 months of it.. so not much exercise , well any really ,besides the grocery store and cleaning.. what should i start with? how long before i can run without hurting myself
Take it easy until you are allowed to run again. Maybe taking bubs for a walk, or if you get a break go for a walk but don't overdo it. Remember no one expects you to get in shape straight away. Congrats on new baby :-)
I would wait out the six weeks and discuss it with your doctor at your postpartum checkup.
I believe a month to 5 weeks should be safe.
Biking or swimming would be a good start.
Once your baby is a few months old, you can go jogging with your stroller, It is the most fun. You get your baby out for some sun in the morning and you get your workout at the same time.
After my first child, I decided to get on a treadmill 2 weeks post. I was in good shape before and during the pregnancy. I had the treadmill on a crawl with min. incline.....I took 1 step and thought I was going to come apart. It's not worth it. Wait until your doctor gives you the OK
If you were active through your pregnancy than as soon as you feel like you're ok to start than I would say go for it, everyone's body is different and will heal at a different rate. For me, I was very active during my whole pregnancy, and within 4 or 5 days I was out speed walking, I waited about 4 weeks before I started a light jog (short distance) and started slowly building up from there.
If your feeling good I would start with a walk. See how you feel later that night and the next morning, if no change, build up both your distance and speed. Slowly building it up. If you start feeling sore, or have pains you need to stop and you know you're doing too much.
If you had problems during your pregnancy, I would wait and talk to your doctor at your 6 week checkup.
Good luck & CONGRATS!!