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Exercise for weight reduction after delivery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   my wife just recovered from post delivery
Doctor :   ok

User :   5 weeks gone its normal devlivery only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its a male or female baby
User :   now she is perfectly alright
User :   boy baby
Doctor :   thats good to here
Doctor :   congrats
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   she wants to do some exercises
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks doctor

Doctor :   i will guide yu regarding the exercises
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   b'cos her belly still not reduced

User :   s
Doctor :   was it a normal delivery
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wats her present wt
Doctor :   weight
User :   her wgt is now 61

User :   61kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   before conceiv it was only 54-55

Doctor :   post partum exercises helps in faster healing and recovery,
User :   ok

Doctor :   in reducing stress levels
Doctor :   help reduce weight and improve fitness,
Doctor :   in general she can start exercising after 6 weeks of your delivery.
Doctor :   let me explain the name of exercises
User :   this is right time to start exercise since just 5 weeks only over

User :   pls

Doctor :   she can wait for a week
Doctor :   and then she can start exercises at 6 th week
User :   ok will advise her

Doctor :   1. Kegel exercise is very effective in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
Doctor :   It involves squeezing the vaginal muscles as if you are trying to control yourself from urinating.
Doctor :   2. Pelvic rock
Doctor :   Pelvic Rock is done lying on the back with knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
Doctor :   Take a breath and rock your pelvis so that the lower back touches the ground.
Doctor :   Then move the pelvis again to raise your lower back off the ground.
User :   ok

Doctor :   3. Brisk walking is a very good cardiac and aerobic exercise
User :   good

Doctor :   its walking for 15- 20 min daily on a plain surface
User :   ok

Doctor :   with movements fo hands so whole body is involved in movements
User :   right

Doctor :   with these exercises she can reduce the belly
Doctor :   the importance of exercise is during
User :   yes tel me

Doctor :   exercise there is a release of hormone like substance called
Doctor :   endorphin
User :   ok

Doctor :   this helps to keep the body and mind in a good state
Doctor :   and also increased milk production
Doctor :   so good for baby
User :   wow
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   pls proceed

Doctor :   is she on any belts for abdomen or stomach
User :   not now

Doctor :   to reduce the belly
Doctor :   its good not to use for 1-1.5 months
User :   but she used for one week post delivery
Doctor :   she can use it after this time
Doctor :   regarding Kegels exercise it can be done after 24 hrs do delivery
Doctor :   she can do that
User :   if used any harmful for her health

Doctor :   its ok not to worry
Doctor :   its better to use after a month
User :   but she is not using now a days

Doctor :   thats good to here
Doctor :   let her use after 1 month
User :   sure i will advise her accordingly
Doctor :   regarding breast feeding is the milk adequate
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   good
User :   breast fed is adequate
Doctor :   not to feed the baby on any artificial feeds
Doctor :   to be on only breast feed
Doctor :   for this mother should take adequate and healthy foods
Doctor :   so the breast milk increases
User :   but first few days she had problem but after two days

User :   its solved

Doctor :   ok
User :   i hope she eating well
Doctor :   let me advice few foods that increases the milk production
Doctor :   is she veg or non veg
User :   we nog veg only

Doctor :   ok
User :   pls doct
Doctor :   does she take egg
User :   very much
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   let her take one egg daily
Doctor :   does she have fish
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should also take 1 glass of milk every day
Doctor :   or 2-3 tsp of B- protin powder with milk every day
Doctor :   hi are yu there
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