When can I start training after giving birth?

When can I start training after giving birth?

Several factors have to be taken into account when considering getting back to training so physical activity following childbirth will depend to a great extent on your recuperation. Generally speaking, any mother that has just had a baby and feels its time to take up a physical activity, can do so gradually. Remember, this can depend on each case, so it is always better to consult with your doctor. Of course, if you had a C-section you should wait longer, probably about eight weeks, before starting training. If, on the other hand, you had a natural birth and you trained before your pregnancy, you can pick up the exercise routine you followed during pregnancy. It is recommended that you start with walks, stretching and light bends. Try not to overdo it; it is better to start at a moderate pace while your body adapts to new physical activities. Keep in mind that if prior to or during your pregnancy you exercised, you need to start with light movements. One option would be to get a trainer specialized specifically in the exercise you need. This way he can advise you on doing the exercises property without hurting yourself and avoiding risks. There are many places you can get this assistance, and yoga classes can help you tone up. Your abdomen is the most delicate area, and it is preferable that you wait about two months before starting to exercise that area. If you feel uncomfortable doing any exercise, stop immediately. Don't worry that any exercise you do will affect your breastfeeding; you can relax, it won't have any effect. However, be careful about undertaking any physical activity that could affect your breasts; breastfeed before training so you will feel more comfortable while exercising. Don't be in a hurry, if what you want is to lose weight quickly, be patient and wait a little longer before starting intense training. Also, don't be too strict about your diet because once you have had your baby any drastic change in your eating habits could affect baby. Let this change take place slowly and be patient.



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