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Weight gain after c-section delivery, exercise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   I hav just joined back office again, after my maternity leave..
Doctor :   ok
User :   my son is 4 and half month old..
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i start with some excerise to loose weight
User :   i had lost 5 kgs..
User :   now im feeling that im gaining back..
Doctor :   was it normal or caesarean delivery.
User :   c section
User :   both my deliveries were c - section
Doctor :   Ok, then you will have to wait for some time before exercising.
Doctor :   You can go for walks.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Because twice c section means there will be chances of rupture of uterus if you do exercises at this point.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Walking is equally effective.
User :   ok..
User :   i started..but im finding lil pain in my lower abdomen..
User :   is that ok?
User :   but i was not having this before..
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   from when is this?
User :   from 2 - 3 days
User :   not much..but there is a slight pain always...
Doctor :   have you started doing exercises?
User :   nope..
Doctor :   Ok, it might be acidity . Rub little vaseline cream over the scar marks. There might be pain in that area.
Doctor :   there is no need to worry, just dont lift heavy weights.
User :   ok ok..
User :   ya..some times i carry my elder one..
Doctor :   You will lose weight if you breast feed.
Doctor :   But eat adequately, since the child needs nutrients.
User :   ok..but now i hav also started with the supplement as im in office for 8 hrs
Doctor :   After his 1st yr you can start exercising.Till then keep walking.
User :   im not able to feed him regularly..
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Ok, that is ok but keep giving him breast milk as much as you can.
User :   its the normal walk or the brisk walk..
User :   sure..
Doctor :   Brisk walk.But wear a belt.
User :   and also, when shd i start giving him solids ( cerelac)
Doctor :   Otherwise you might get back ache.
User :   ok..
User :   oh is it..
User :   and i still have lil tummy
Doctor :   You can start cerelac from 5 month.
User :   even after taking care so much
User :   hmm..ok..
Doctor :   that is normal after 2 deliveries, unless you do exercises.
User :   thank you so much
User :   nice talking to u..
Doctor :   Same here.
Doctor :   Kindly login for further queries.
Doctor :   You can login anytime between 8 to5 . i will be available.
User :   ok..thank you..
Doctor :   You are welcome.
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