Post # 16
Thanks ladies for your input. I like and respect my Dr’s recommendations. Part of me thinks though she cannot say, yeah, go lift heavy weights and all will be ok. She doesn’t know if I really have been doing it or if I just said I have been and want to start to have a “healthy” pregnancy. Anywho, thanks for the input!
Post # 17
AwkwardCoconut: your doctor okayed you to exercise two weeks after delivery?!? I had a very easy vaginal delivery, with minimal tearing and I still had to wait the standard 6 weeks. Same from all of the monmies I’ve spoken to IRL.
I’m curious why your doctor okayed exercise so early. Did he/she tell you why. I’d be worried about putting that much strain on my vagina.
futureSydow: the first time, I continued doing everything I was doing (running, barre classes, etc.) until the third trimester. Then I started to slow down, but stuck to prenatal yoga and nice, long walks. My doctor okayed all of it.
This time around, I have a shortened cervix, so no sex, let alone weight lifting. Follow your doctor’s instructions and listen to your body.