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FTM due in 3 weeks. How soon after you deliver are you able
to exercise the way you use to, meaning running, crunches and lifting heavier
I was walking two weeks postpartum, though I started lifting weights after 6 weeks because I used to lift heavy weights (150+lbs deads, cleans, squats, etc.). I haven't started running yet though, have been waiting for my son to be able to hold his head up and have strong neck control before I use the jogging stroller, even though the road is straight, there is some indentations.
If you feel like you can walk and if you do and aren't excessively bleeding then I think it'll be okay. You know you've done too much when you bleed a lot or if you are really very sore /extra tired the next day.
MrsWindyCity:It completely depends on the person, what kind of delivery you had, your recovery, etc. Most people wait till their 6 week postpartum appointment to get cleared for it.
This. Everyone is different. I had a lot of stitches and was pretty sore so I waited until after my 6 week check up.
This. I ended up trying to work out earlier than the 6 week mark, and I ended up getting really sore down below. After that, I just waited until I had the ok from my OB.
DS born 3/10/12
I had a csection. I worked out until 6 days before I delievered (4 days past my EDD)
I started walking as soon as possible and still go on a walk everyday with DH and LO. I Started wearing her WHILE I walked around 3 weeks PP, and would walk 4+ miles everyday. I did my first run around 4 weeks PP, and some light workouts 4-6 PP. I went back to Crossfit the day after my 6 week appointment with my OB.
At 3 months PP I'm still catching up though. It really depends on delivery; my core is shot after the csection, so a lot of lifts are hard, but that's the nature of the beast!
Totally depends on how delivery goes. With DS I worked out the whole time and had what I thought was a pretty easy delivery but I didn't feel great till about 6-8 weeks afterwards. With DD I had an even easier delivery and felt great in about 3 weeks. Everyone is different but working out while pregnant helps. Good luck!