(Closed) post baby exercising

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have no idea, but I really want to use a video I saw where you workout with the baby. Obviously, the baby has to be able to hold up his/her head, but it’s made for new moms.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Walking and light hand weights.  If you are going to be BFing you won’t want to wear any fitness bras because it will compress your breasts and your milk production can drop because of it.  Because of that my OBGYN said lots of walking and arm exercises are best for getting back into exercising.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i started with jillian michael’s 30 day shred workout (level 1) about 4 weeks post partum.  it’s a 25 minute workout that i could squeeze in between naps and feedings.  i was taking longer walks by around 2 weeks post partum, so after that felt comfortable, I did the exercise DVDs, starting at the low levels and building back up.  the jumping jacks and high impact moves were a little uncomfortable for the first few weeks, so I took it slow. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@troubled: I haven’t used one, but this one has good ratings on Amazon: The Perfect Postnatal Workout.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

You want to get cleared by your OB for exercise I believe before you start anything strenuous.  I started walking a week or two after our son was born and once I got the clearance at 5 weeks, I started to exercise like normal.  I started with short runs and then joined a stroller workout group in Central Park – I did 3-4 hour long classes a week – it was great – lots of skipping, jumping, lunging, ab work, pushups, etc. all with your baby in the stroller.  By 12 weeks I was at prebaby weight.  And I wore a pretty tight exercise bra, only wore it for the class but I was not willing to have my boobs bounce around and ruin them!  My milk supply was fine (I breast fed exclusively through 4 months) – and almost all of the other moms in my stroller class were BFing and still exercising intensely, including running. 

Oh and I had a c-section so I am not sure recovery is all that different in terms of timing except maybe abs 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@troubled: My OBGYN told me that at my 6 week checkup.  Maybe she was being overly cautious if you aren’t seeing any info on it elsewhere?? I’m fairly well endowed so everything has to be pretty tight to hold me in place. 

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