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Fitness and Physical Activity After Childbirth

Postpartum Workout Plans

Fitness and Physical Activity After Childbirth

After childbirth, your body needs about six weeks to return to its normal anatomy and physiology. Most precautions at this time are to protect the uterus; it is still enlarged and healing, and the cervix is still open. To prevent bacteria from entering the uterus, you should not use tampons for bleeding in the first month after childbirth.

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You and Your New Body After Childbirth

Your Postpartum Body

Breasts, belly, and body

You and Your New Body After Childbirth

You're no longer pregnant, but your body just isn't the same as it was. You've changed, and it takes time to get back into shape. For example, your breasts are still large (whether you intend to breast-feed or not) and you're probably still padded with a layer of extra fat that your body stored in case the baby needed emergency nutrition. Your pregnancy belly is gone, but it's still not flat.

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Food Before, During, and After Exercise

Food Before, During, and After Exercise

This section investigates favorable food choices for your pre-event meal, plus the recovery foods to help your body bounce back after an intense workout. It also lays out the guidelines for fueling your system throughout prolonged periods of exercise.

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Updated: June 19, 2019

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Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again

Postpartum Exercising

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Postpartum: Starting to Exercise Again

Starting a moderate exercise program during the postpartum months is beneficial in many ways. Regular exercise improves immune function and increases the production of antioxidant substances in the body. It helps you to sleep better at night and feel more energetic during the day. A brisk walk does wonders for depression or anxiety.

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Childbirth Classes

Different Childbirth Methods

Lamaze and the Bradley Method

Childbirth Classes

As you think about where you'd like to deliver your baby, you can also choose the type of labor experience you would like to have. Although the baby will push his way down the birth canal and into the world whether you're ready or not, it's better to be prepared. When you look for a childbirth class, you'll find that there are many different kinds.

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The ABCs of Exercise

Postpartum Fitness

The ABCs of Exercise

Few would deny that the pregnant body is glorious to behold. While it doesn't exactly match the description of Western culture's ideal form, the curvaceous body of a visibly pregnant woman draws admiring glances and compliments from many. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture of a woman about to bear a child is worth all of the words that seek to describe the miracle of new life coming into the world.

Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to Homeschool

Understanding the Reasons for Transitioning from "Regular" School to Homeschool

If your child is already in school and you have decided to homeschool him or her, your reasons for doing so probably fall into one of the following two categories:

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Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise

Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Pregnancy: Getting the OK to Exercise

Can you start exercising
for the first time when you're pregnant—even if you're totally out of shape?

Yes! In fact, studies report that beginners can safely reap the benefits from exercise as long as they take it easy, appropriately warm up and cool down, keep their heart rates within a safe range, and have appropriate supervision for at least the first few sessions. Naturally, fitness novices must get the okay from their docs before jumping in.

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The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy

The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

In general, the rule of thumb is to use common sense when it comes to following an exercise regimen during pregnancy. First, make sure that you are in good physical health and that your doctor does not prohibit or limit your exercise for any reason (always check with a doctor first). Second, don't take up a new strenuous physical activity now that you're pregnant – for example, something that you've never done in the past. This is not the time to start new physical activities.

Exercising Common Sense at the Gym

Exercising Common Sense at the Gym

Some people seem to think it isn't necessary to exercise common sense and good manners in places where people exercise.

The opposite is true.

When the fitness-minded get single-minded about their workouts, things can get pretty grim in the gym. People can lose all consideration for—or even awareness of— those around them. Maybe it's all those mirrors.

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Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

False Cues Versus Real Labor

Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

I almost worried myself out of having my doctor with me for my first delivery. I started having minor contractions in the evening and got all excited. The minor contractions were far apart, so when I called my doctor he jokingly said not to worry and to call him when I was really in labor. He told me later that he never expected me to take him seriously, but that's just what I did.

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Updated: March 11, 2022

The Best Postpartum Workouts for New Moms

Postpartum Exercise

After giving birth, many new moms want to get back to working out as quickly as possible to lose the baby weight. But you don’t want to rush into exercise after pregnancy because you could end up doing more harm than good. You not only have a little one to take care of now, but you also want to give your body time to heal. Any postpartum workout for a new mother should be doctor approved since every woman is going to be different post-pregnancy.

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Dealing with Unwelcome Pregnancy Advice

An Overload of Advice During Pregnancy

Daddy Alert!

You might have to choose sides if your mother and your partner get into ongoing debates over the best way to get through a pregnancy. Although your mom means well, somebody (like you) might have to run interference if her advice is persistently upsetting your partner.

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Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy

Dealing with Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy

Lower-Back Pain During Pregnancy

Imagine trying to carry a very heavy backpack (say 20 pounds) on the front of your body. You would probably change your posture to balance the load. You would plant your feet further apart, tilt your hips forward, and arch your back with your belly pushed forward. Well, even though your baby isn't quite 20 pounds, you still might change your posture to carry the extra weight up front.

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Updated: March 22, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Postpartum Care (From Underwear to Hair Loss)

Postpartum Guide

There is a lot of support for mothers and birthing parents during the prenatal period, but postpartum care looks a bit different. Upon leaving the hospital following childbirth, you will be armed with supplies like maxi pads, diapers, and witch hazel wipes but may be feeling a little uncertain, overwhelmed, and uncomfortable as you embark on the next journey — the fourth trimester.

Activities for Your Older Dog

Activities for Your Older Dog

Your dog will undoubtedly slow down some as he gets older, but he still needs reasonable exercise to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally fit. A proper diet combined with exercise appropriate to your dog's general health and condition will help keep him a healthy weight and will tone his muscles. It will help his cardiovascular and digestive systems stay healthy. Exercise will prevent boredom and depression, and help your old friend lead the life of a happy senior citizen.

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Sexuality and Breastfeeding

Sexuality and Breastfeeding

Having a baby transforms a couple into a family and surely represents one of the most significant transitions in adult life. Despite the temporary upheaval and increased stress and responsibility, most couples ultimately discover that parenthood brings a whole new dimension to their relationship that enhances their intimacy and strengthens their bond. At first, however, personal and couple time is crowded out by the pressing needs of the infant newcomer, who easily becomes the focus of the family.

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Choosing the Right Hospital for Your Delivery

Deciding Where to Have Your Baby

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Choosing the Right Hospital for Your Delivery

Many women have never been a patient in a hospital before the birth of their first baby, so they have absolutely no idea what to expect. The idea of even going to a hospital as a patient can be daunting. Fortunately, today's hospitals try to make the experience as "painless" as possible by offering all the comforts of home, and then some.