After the delivery of your child you may be thinking about everything else but exercise. But you might find it important to know that exercise is too important after your pregnancy. It helps you get back to your shape and heal better. It often relieves the pains that you get after delivery.
There are a few exercises which you can do to after the delivery of your child. Your doctor can tell you, which one would suit you the best. Regular exercise will help you get rid of the extra pounds that you have put on. It would also improve your cardiovascular system. Some exercises can also be done to restore the strength of your muscles after the birth of your child. You could also work out to get the condition of your abdominal muscles better.
You may be exhausted after your child birth. To regain your energy level what you can do is just exercise. These are a great way to get you out of any depression if you have any post partum depression. Your stress level is brought down by the working out of your body. Physical activities are always good for your health, and your post pregnancy period is no exception to that.
Breast feeding and exercise: there is no undesirable effect on breast feeding if you exercise. There is no difference in volume or composition. No way does it either affect the baby. But some researches have revealed that the milk produced after working out can turn the taste of the milk to be sour with the accumulation of lactic acid. You may avoid feeding the baby till half an hour of your working out. This will solve the problem.
You can feed the baby just before you start working out on the different exercises; this will make you comfortable. You can also wear a good fitting bra. Drink a lot of fluids to keep your body hydrated. As you work out your body might get dehydrated. A lot of water and juice will help you overcome the problem.
Your doctor could tell you when to start with your exercise regime. About two hours of moderate intensity work out, each week, is recommended by the doctors to women who have given birth to their children a few weeks back.
As you start to exercise you must give yourself the time to warm up and after the work out you must cool down. Do not try to pace up in the very beginning, start with nominal level and gradually try to increase your stamina. If you feel any pain or uncomfortable during exercising then stop immediately and consult your doctor. You must also have a talk with your doctor if you have a bright red vaginal bleeding.
As you start with the low intensity exercises you may try leg slide, bridge, and pelvic tilt. However with your newborn you may not find enough time. But to manage sometime for you is too important to work out. Working out after your pregnancy is easy but if you do it the right way can be of good help to get you back the older strength and shape.