Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

What diet and exercise should be followed post c-section delivery ?

Can you please suggest exercise & diet after pregnancy thru Cesarean Can you please suggest some yoga exercise & diet after pregnancy for cesarean patients and when can i start this yoga
Asked On : Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  359
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
HELLO & WELCOME TO HCM FORUM

TYPICALLY INCISIONS ARE MADE HORIZONTALLY AND DO NOT SEVER ANY ABDOMINAL MUSCLES DURING THE PROCEDURE. WOMEN UNDERGOING THIS TYPE OF CAESARIAN SECTION TEND TO RECOVER QUICKLY AS THEIR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES ARE STRETCHED AND NOT CUT. HOWEVER A VERTICAL C-SECTION CUT DOES SEVER THE TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS MUSCLE AND THIS CAN TAKE A BIT LONGER TO HEAL.

YOU CAN START WALKING FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES (AS AN EXERCISE). THIS IS AN EXTREMELY SAFE AND GENTLE TYPE OF EXERCISE.

GENERAL PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES AND THE EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN THE MUSCLES AROUND THE PERINEUM SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED TILL 6 WEEKS OR TILL THE PAIN IN THE PUBIC BONE SUBSIDES AND THE PERINEUM HAS HEALED.

TAKE CARE TO DO THEM AS PER YOUR TOLERANCE LEVEL.

ALWAYS INCLUDE WARM UPS PRIOR TO AND COOL DOWNS AFTER EXERCISES.

EXERCISE -1 A) LIE FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR. B) REST YOUR HEAD ON YOUR LEFT FOREARM AND STRETCH YOUR RIGHT ARM IN FRONT OF YOU. C) RAISE YOUR LEFT LEG OFF THE FLOOR SO THAT YOUR KNEE IS ABOUT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. D) TAKE A DEEP BREATH AS YOU BEND YOUR FOOT INWARDS. E) BREATHE OUT AS YOU LOWER YOUR KNEE TO BRING IT BACK TO THE POSITION AS IN (C). F) REPEAT WITH THE OTHER LEG.

EXERCISE-2 A) LIE FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR. B) REST YOUR HEAD ON YOUR LEFT FORE ARM AND EXTEND YOUR RIGHT HAND IN FRONT OF YOU. C) RAISE YOUR LEFT LEG UP TO 30 DEGREES KEEPING YOUR BUTTOCKS TIGHT. D) HOLD BRIEFLY. LOWER YOUR LEG BACK ON THE FLOOR. D) REPEAT WITH THE OTHER LEG.

EXERCISE-3 A) STAND WITH FEET APART. B) REST YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HIPS. C) BREATHE IN AS YOU SLOWLY BEND YOUR KNEES AS IF YOU ARE SITTING ON AN IMAGINARY CHAIR. DO NOT LET THE SQUAT GO BEYOND THE SEAT HEIGHT. D) BREATHE OUT AS YOU STAND UP.

EXERCISE-4 A) STAND WITH FEET APART. B) RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND IN FRONT OF YOU. C) TAKE A DEEP BREATH IN WHILE YOU LIFT YOUR RIGHT LEG TO TOUCH YOUR RIGHT HAND.(IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN REALLY TOUCH YOUR HAND) D) BREATHE OUT AS YOU BRING YOUR LEG BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION. E) REPEAT WITH THE OTHER LEG.

EXERCISE-5 DO THE SAME EXERCISE AS EXERCISE 4, BUT WITH THE OPPOSITE HAND AND LEG. YOU CAN LATER ADD WEIGHTS TO YOUR LEGS ONCE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE DOING THEM, MAY BE AFTER 5-6 WEEKS OF DOING FREE EXERCISES. 6) YOU SHOULD WAIT FOR 10-12 WEEKS BEFORE YOU START INTERCOURSE.

FOR YOUR EXACT INTAKE AS YOU WANT TO KNOW, YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT WITH A PHYSICIAN AND A NUTRITION EXPERT.

TAKE A GLASS OF FRUIT JUICE, WATER, COCONUT WATER OR BUTTERMILK JUST BEFORE FEEDING.

TAKE CARE

DR. MAYANK BHARGAVA
Answered: Sat, 4 Feb 2012
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
After Delivery, the weight increase very fast and some time become rigid fat in your body.First do the walk for 30 minutes daily or 10-10 min walk three times a day. Forward and backward bending of body. Twisting is also good for reducing the fat from waist line.
Second the diet should be very specific after the delivery. 250 ml milk a day.Protein food and fibers should take in good quantity. Main thing avoid the Jung foods & also fatty food from the diet. Take tulsi,lemon and honey warm water at early morning.
Answered: Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor