Workout Rules For The First 6 Weeks

May 07, 2011 2 Comments by
  1. Wear a supportive bra and comfortable clothing.
  2. Try to divide your exercise schedule into two or three brief sessions rather than doing one long session a day.
  3. Start each session with the exercise you find least strenuous.
  4. Do exercise slowly, and don’t do a rapid series of repetitions. Instead, rest briefly between movements.
  5. As during pregnancy, avoid jerky, bouncy, erratic motions during the first 6 weeks postpartum, while your ligaments are still loose. Also avoid knee-to-chest exercises, full sit-ups, and double leg lifts during this period.
  6. Be sure to replenish fluids lost during exercise. Keep a water bottle next to you during your workouts and sip often. Aim for an extra cup or two of fluids for short bouts of exercise.
  7. Take it slowly and sensibly. “No pain, no gain” wasn’t a motto created with new moms in mind. Don’t do more than recommended, even if you feel you can, and stop before you feel tired. If you overdo it, you probably won’t feel it until the next day, by which time you may be so exhausted and achy that you won’t be able to exercise at all.
  8. Don’t let taking care of your baby stop you from taking care of yourself. Your baby will love lying on your chest as you go through your exercise routine.

After The Baby Is Born, Postpartum:The First 6 Weeks

2 Responses to “Workout Rules For The First 6 Weeks”

  1. Jewel says:

    Touche. Great arguments. Keep up the good spirit.

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