Commonly Asked Questions and Answers about Exercising after Pregnancy
Exercising after delivery is highly recommended for new mums since it offers them a multitude of both physical and mental health benefits.
But some of them might wonder whether it is really safe to do exercise after giving birth, whether exercising after delivery affects their breastfeeding or not, when to do exercise after pregnancy, etc.
This article is going to provide you with the answers to all of these questions.
1. Does exercising affect breastfeeding?
Exercise is believed no to have any negative impacts on volume of new mums’ milk or the infant’s normal growth. It has been suggested by some research that vigorous exercises can lead to accumulation of lactic acid in milk and make milk sour; however, this case is very rare.
If you really want to heavily exercise, it is advisable to feed your baby first and then exercise later. Or you can also do exercise first, then take a shower, bump out a few millilitres of milk and wait for about 30 minutes before feeding your baby.
2. What are the advantages of working out after delivery
In terms of physical benefits, regular exercise after giving birth is believed to help you sleep better, accelerate your weight loss process, especially if you maintain a balanced diet, enhance energy level, build abdominal muscles and reduce stress level, etc.
3. When should I start doing exercise?
How soon after giving birth can you exercise ? If you have a normal delivery, you can start exercising several days after giving birth or right after you are fully prepared for it. If you have a more complicated delivery, it is better to consult your doctor.
4. What can be a new mom’s goal of exercising?
It is recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services that a new mum should do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises a week. You can follow these guidelines :
5. What exercises can I do after delivery?
You can start by doing simple exercises like a regular walk, or you can also join in a localpostnatal exercise class. Or you can try the following simple and moderate exercises at your own home.
This exercise targets atbuttand hamstrings muscles. Step :
This exercise targets at legs and abs muscles. Steps:
Exercising after pregnancy is a real challenge for many reasons. For example, changes in hormones can make you irritable and soon want to give up. At this time, you should look for support from your doctor, husband, friends and family to keep motivated for exercising. Hope that this article has provided you with the useful knowledge about exercising after pregnancy.