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How Soon After Giving Birth Did You Actually Feel Like Getting Out And Exercising?

11 October 2009 8 Responses

A Parent asks, I have become a little obsessed with thinking about getting this weight off after giving birth. I’ve gained more than I thought I would, and although all I’m really worried about is having a healthy baby girl, I still want to be healthy afterwards for me also. The weather is pretty nice where I live and I plan on going on lots of walks/jogs with the stroller as soon as possible. About how long until I feel like doing this do you think?? Thanks Ladies :)

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  • LeeLee said:


    Maybe 3-6 weeks after the baby comes? Now whether you have the TIME and energy to do it is another question altogether!

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  • kingsnak said:


    mmmmm. I’m 5 months post partum and still don’t feel like exercising, hahaha. no really, around the 2 month mark I started going on walks and doing normal walking and stuff again. I tore badly (vaginal birth) though, and I remember it hurt to walk when I went to my 6 week post partum check up. just don’t push it and listen to your body. you’ll bleed for a while after birth, but it gets lighter as time goes on. if it ever gets lighter then heavier again, that’s your body’s way of telling you you’re pushing it. just do what feels right!

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  • I can eat in public too! said:


    Well, let’s see…my little guy is almost five months old and I still don’t feel like it. He’s still waking up several times a night and I’m dog tired. I work full time so napping isn’t an option. As for when I was physically ready, I tore at birth so I was sore for a few weeks, but by three weeks post-partum I was able to walk without cringing. Right now my diet plan is just a baby that nurses constantly!

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  • Cam's Mommy said:


    I felt ok after 2 or 3 weeks to go walk through the mall, cos it was too cold for outside. I signed up at my gym 7 weeks pp and started the cardio classes. I say if you feel ok to go walk go for it! Just make sure to get extra nutrition if you’re breastfeeding and bring your water bottle. Also it’s really common to be dizzy after birth when you first start being active again. So take it easy.

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  • Chantal T said:


    Well I overworked myself..I was back to carrying laundry up and down flights of steps and walking everywhere at 3 days pp but honestly I wish I had let myself recover more. I would give yourself at least a month and then see what your doctor says.

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  • curious said:


    Exercising? Noooooooo.
    Shopping? 2 days after giving birth…

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  • Not a sweetie said:


    you will probably feel like it within a couple of days, but should hold off for about 2 weeks according to most docs.

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  • due6/24 said:


    i quess my answer and experience is from the other side.
    i didnt “excersize” but i definately over did it. i didnt really think i was i just went immediately right back into my normal life like i never even had a child two days prior. I had a 3 year old with a bday to plan i moved into a new house etc all within two weeks after delivery.
    what ended up happening to me is that i wouldnt stop bleeding i was bleeding like crazy and huge clots and crap. I had to be put on birth control and told to relax and chill out for a while. Bleeding excessively was a sign that my body wasnt done healing and it was struggling to heal is what my dr said.
    So take it slow..i would say wait a good three weeks until excersize. But jump start it by the day of having your baby you go on a huge diet. I am not talking some stupid *** diet like the cabbage soup diet. A smart diet eat all healthy foods etc and within three weeks that will help a ton…

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