As a doula & CBE I have heard plenty of recommendations for exercise but wondering what everyone here has done????
We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city. Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!
I still haven't do anything this time, and I'm not sure when I will. I can't afford a gym or Curves workout right now so may have to just get up early in the morning and do a fast walk or take the older kids on a walk in the wagon while wearing dd2- but that would be too hot most days.
Given that I can't start the therapy until I see my gyno for a 2-month post-partum checkup, I won't be able to start exercising until the end of the summer.
That said, I get a ton of exercise just living-- we walk everywhere, and lugging the baby stroller up and down the stairs in our building is a major workout in itself....
Originally Posted by Marylizah
In France, the health-care system pays for women to have physical therapy for the perineum (sp?) after giving birth, so my mw said no exercise until I'd finished physical therapy-- and I have 12 sessions that have been prescribed.
Originally Posted by busybusymomma
Do tell! What is this therapy? Sounds... interesting.
But I'll give y'all more details when I start the therapy!
my mw won't give me clearance until 6 wks pp. she told me all the things that can happen--prolapse, etc.--if you start too soon so i am sufficiently cowed into waiting. stretches are ok, and light walking. but no aerobic and no strenuous yoga or pilates.
i'm keeping track of all my food intake to make sure i'm not making things worse. so far calories are ok (low but i'm pretty sedentary right now), carbs and fat are a little high and protein is good. i figure all that is fine while nursing.
Holly, eternally in love with Kolby, Raising Juelie Anise (10y), Behnjamin Shen (6y), and Coen Syaoran (4y). Expecting June 2013
Everyone is different. IMO, the most important thing is to listen to your body and do what feels best.
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Given my current weight, i am iffy about doing any overly stenuous workouts for a while, but i think I will start walking again. Really, pushing 75 lbs of kids+double stroller should be enough of a workout for anyone. We were managing a 6Km walk before I had DD, so I think we will start up again at 2 or 3 km plus a mom+me swimming class after about 4 mos.