ObGyn/Pregnancy issues/fitness after delivary


Hello doctor,

This is kiran. I have undergone c-section 6months back. And I am healthy and alright now. I have no health issues at present. can I prooced with exercises like brisk walk, jogging and cycling. Or a c-section patient will have any restrictions. I heard that I should never jog and walk fastly,if I do, there will be chances for hernia. Is it true. Please let me know when will I be normal to do all the exercises to lose weight. Also suggest me the do's and dont's. Thank you.


At 6 mos. post C-section, all aerobic exercise should be safe. Jogging, running, fast walking will not cause a hernia. For abdominal rehab, start with postpartum core stability. See http://befitmom.com/bounce_back_fast_post_natal_core_conditioning_dvd.html for an award winning DVD.
For weight loss, create a small, daily, deficit of between 300-500 calories.

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Helene Byrne


I can answer all questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer any questions that are not related to prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer questions regarding getting pregnant, or signs or symtoms, only fitness and exercise during and after pregnancy. No due dates, medical problems during pregnancy, signs or symtpoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, vaginal problems/smells/discharge, periods or ovulation.


Pre-and-Postnatal Exercise Specialist ACE certified Personal Trainer Author: "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" Book Author: "Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning" DVD Founder: BeFit-Mom Teacher: Post Pregnancy Exercise Workshops

IDEA Health and Fitness Association

numerous regional parenting magazine

Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification 2000 Resist-a-Ball Core Program, 1999 American Council on Exercise, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1999 Peak Performance, San Francisco, CA, Pilates Instructor Training Program, 1992 Health and Fitness Institute, Cal State Hayward, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1990 American College of Sports Medicine, Group Exercise Leader, 1989 Boston Conservatory, BFA/Dance, 1982

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´┐ŻBounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning´┐Ż, 2005. Winner of the Platinum Award from the Family Review Center, 2007.

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