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Resuming exercise after a ceasarian


HollieES

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Hi all


My son was born by Caesarian section 11 days ago. Although still very much recovering, I am feeling better by the day and am keen to start incorporating some exercise into my routine again.


I'm starting with walking as that seems to be enough for now, but I'd be interested in joining a yoga or pilates group in the near future. Does anyone have any experience of doing these after a Caesarian, and if so, how long did you wait before starting? Are there any specialist classes locally?


Any feedback, thoughts or advice much appreciated.


Hollie x

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Jelly Belly does just that. Started by Kellie who lives locally she does one to one or group classes (at Dulwich Therapy Rooms) specially designed for post c-section women. I worked with Kellie after my little boy was born earlier this year. She's lovely and it's a great gentle way back into fitness

Kellie on 07985700879, email [email protected]

Think its 8 weeks that you're meant to wait but Kellie can tell you


http://www.vitality-centre.com/courses/post-caesarean-pilates-courses/

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Do NOT rush it. I ended up ripping the top layer of c=section stitches... I felt very stupid, and the area I ripped took months longer to heal. Wait at least until your check up with the doctor at 6-8 weeks (and ideally even longer). After all, what's the rush?
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I agree with newcomer - I had two c sections. Take it easy, bond with your baby at home in the warm. Put your feet up and rest whenever you can. Breastfeeding is the best way to get your body back in shape (but if you're not, don't beat yourself up about it).
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My consultant told me to wait until my 6 week checkup before resuming any exercise. At least have the doctor's go ahead before you start anything no matter how well you feel. I've had 2 sections and will be having my third in a weeks time so would think that pushing a newborn in a pram and going for long walks would be a good start. I did Liz's Powerpramming (user Goodliz) class in Dulwich Park with my first and really enjoyed it.


Best of luck with your recovery.

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Thanks everyone.


Worry not...I'm in no rush to overdo it, but I know how quickly classes and courses fill up in East Dulwich so just wanted to put the feelers out there really and register my interest well in advance.


The post c-sec pilates and the powerpramming both sound great, so thanks for pointing me in the direction of these.


Hollie x



HollieES Wrote:

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> Hi all

>

> My son was born by Caesarian section 11 days ago.

> Although still very much recovering, I am feeling

> better by the day and am keen to start

> incorporating some exercise into my routine

> again.

>

> I'm starting with walking as that seems to be

> enough for now, but I'd be interested in joining a

> yoga or pilates group in the near future. Does

> anyone have any experience of doing these after a

> Caesarian, and if so, how long did you wait before

> starting? Are there any specialist classes

> locally?

>

> Any feedback, thoughts or advice much

> appreciated.

>

> Hollie x

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