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Measures to decrease post partum flab - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help u?
User :   need to discuss about the post pregnancy flab
User :   hw o loose the same
Doctor :   SURE
Doctor :   please proceed
Doctor :   May i know the age, weight , height ?
User :   i am 5.4inch, 29 yrs, weighed 58 pre-pregnancy
User :   nw im 66kgs
Doctor :   when was the delivery
User :   with a 9 mnth old baby
User :   1st jan 2010
Doctor :   ok
User :   a normal one
Doctor :   Have you been breast feeding? and how long have u done that ?
Doctor :   losing the post pregnancy flab, can be a difficult one, since it involves need for time, managing the diet req for the infant and also the rest of the family
User :   initially, my baby gt absys on hre left hip whn she ws 12 days old, hence culd not feed, but have continued on the same and m still feeding
Doctor :   u mean abscess on left hip?
User :   right
Doctor :   ok, so you never breast fed the kid ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   m feeding the baby till now
Doctor :   ok
User :   initially there were a few difficulties till she ws 3 mnths
Doctor :   to start with, .. do u get time to work out ?
User :   but since aftr tht i m regulary feeding the baby
Doctor :   ok
User :   obviously, since i m wrking, it becoms restricted to morning and evening feeds
Doctor :   as a matter of fact, you just need to lose about 6-7 kilos
Doctor :   the BMI for u would be around 28
Doctor :   and you are a bit overweight
Doctor :   and there is no need to worry
User :   ys but i wnt to loose tht 6-7 kgs
User :   atleast need to start wrking on it
Doctor :   are u able to find time to work out in a gym?
User :   so need ur guidance on the same
User :   no, i leave frm office only by 8
Doctor :   sure
User :   and come in by 9
Doctor :   weight can be reduced by a combination of diet and excersise
Doctor :   you will have to make changes in your lifestyle and manage time accordingly and include gym time
User :   but why gym, is walking fr abt half an hr helpful?
Doctor :   its helpful, but you dont get a goal of how many calories you have burnt within that time
User :   coz i hd been to gym once earlier whn i ws nt overweight just to be fit
User :   but cudnt continue fr more thn 15 days
User :   and post stopping gym, i suddenly put on atleast 2 kgs
Doctor :   it happens
User :   any other suggestions
User :   apart frm gym
Doctor :   u need a sustained effort and long term commitment to do so
Doctor :   with regard to diet, you need to change your lifestyle and eating habits
User :   sorry but need to leave fr an XXX
Doctor :   ok
User :   vl cht up later
User :   bye
Doctor :   have you ever used the dietician service availble on your panel of services on our website ?
Doctor :   can ask for the diet service and then a CCE will contact you for the time of consultation
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