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    Quote Originally Posted by kim85 View Post
    I thought it sounded crazy too! It was the physio who did ultrasound on my stitches in hospital telling me that after i said that's what i wanted to do asap to get back to pre pregnant weight.. Said just go walking for as long as u want.. Have been doing that but weight has stopped coming off now
    hmm.. if it was a phsyio who did an ultrasound, I would listen to them. Coming from someone who now has a prolapse of my vagina etc after bad tearing. A year doesn't seem like long to not lift weights compared to getting a prolapse for life because you are doing too much before your muscles have fully recovered.

    Why don't you try different walking, like walking up and down hills, or swimming or something different? What about bike riding?

    Pilates can be great to build lean muscle and help burn fat by building your muscles. Just be sure to tell the instuctor that you have a weaker floor so that they can modify certain moves for you.

    I would definitely listen about the running and lifting weights though. I am never supposed to do them again now, and I need surgery.

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    I woudl speak to a p.t who specialises in post-natal health. there are many you can do, but most of them need to be motified. you still have relaxin being produced (although a lot less) and it takes a full 12mths for all muscles to return to pre-pregnancy makeup (like the chemical/hormones etc). There are many exercises you can do that actually damage your pelvic floor and other joints and muscles.

    But certainly most exercise can be done, albiet it a little differently to usual.

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    Hi Kim - don't have much advice in the way of exercise cause all I have time for is walking. I can say with the weight loss is that it will happen. I put on 25kg and while I still have about 8kg to loose, I found that even without full on exercise it has gradually been coming off - like another poster said - 9 months on - 9 months off.

    Best thing I did was buy a fabulous pair of jeans that fitted me - I felt great, no muffin top or belly pop and just enjoy your baby - the rest will fall into place :-)

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    Just thought I'd add, you will probably be seeing a midwife/child health nurse sometime soon for a baby check-up anyway, so if you do ask them about recommended exercises. Mine gave me a booklet with exercises that were modified for women who'd recently given birth. Those would probably be okay for you, but as PPs have said, make sure you check. Weight will come off eventually, but going too fast against medical advise can cause damage that isn't so easy to fix.

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    Hi just thought I would come back an repost! I am 6 wks PP now and I just started post natel physio classes today and they said all women should avoid any high impact activity for at least 3 - 6 months and u should never ever do a situp or crunch ever again! I nearly fell over apparently later on in the classes they will demonstrate how to exercise ur abdominal muscles! They said that doin situps can cause vaginal prolapses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Mummy View Post
    be careful if you try to lose weight too quickly it could affect your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. also you can bleed (lochia) heavier when you do too much.

    remember the weight took 9mths to get put on and it will take that time to come off. sensible eating and walking is a good way of getting fitter slowly.

    keep wearing you maternity gear... it probably fits you a lot better now
    Agree! Breastfeeding and regular walks with DS in the pram made me shed the 32kilo gain in about 4 months. I have an incredible bad back, so I cant even do "pumps" and running.
    I think 4 months is a decent period for big weight loss. Had I tried to speed up the process, my boobs would've gone from a C to an A with the blink of an eye and DS would have been a very hungry bubba

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    Far out never do a sit up again seems rough but yeh i don't want to cause any major problems.
    Im glad i posted the question its made me not want to do anything but walking for a long time.. Its not worth it by the sounds of it..

    Sorry to hear about your prolaspe tiny..

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