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Old 11-19-2008, 02:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know many of you just had your LOs, and many are still waiting, so it seems a little soon to ask this, but I had c/s 3 weeks ago and NONE of my old clothes fit yet. I want to start exercising (reluctantly) and get back to normal soon. What kind of things could I start doing now? It is freezing/snowing outside so outdoor walks are not an option! :
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nak -- i think it's actually pretty early for your old clothes to fit! mine don't either and i'm 3 wks pp from a vaginal birth. i don't think my old clothes fit for months with my first two.

exercises this early should still be gentle i think. pelvic rocks, tilts, head lifts, things that strengthen the abdominals...

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I'm interested in this, too. The only thing I've really been doing is walking. I'd go easy on abdominal exercises since those muscles were cut during surgery.

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I'm jumping in from April ddc, but I've had 2 c/s and I have a few thoughts. 3 weeks is considered the minimum time for a good, healthy c/s recovery. All of the healing inside pretty much takes place in 12 weeks, but the first 3-4 are crucial. Short walks to your comfort should help, nursing should help too. You'll know if you're doing too much if your bleeding picks up. I would wait until about 10- 12weeks to really run or lift weights. Congrats on your little one!

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