Top 5 Tips on Staying Healthy After
keep mother's health after childbirth
Pregnancy is one of the most dramatic transformations that your body needs to
endure. While every bit of it is magical, it still presents stress for your entire system and you need to protect
yourself from the negative effects as much as possible. Your baby needs its healthy mommy after those nine months,
just like it needed your body to be healthy during the gestation period. Here are some interesting tips that will
help you be a healthy mother your little bundle of joy deserves and needs.
Get a Thorough Medical
There are several things that can go wrong when you have your baby and you want to
start doing some exercise. Your body should be recovering at least
6 weeks after you gave birth before slowly introducing it to physical exercise. Any wounds and stitches need to
heal properly before attempting to do anything. Even then, you should visit your doctor and get some advice on what
sort of activity you should start with. You need to check your blood pressure and you need to draw some blood for
the analysis to check if you are strong enough for exercise.
Your doctor will probably tell you that long and steady walks are your first stop
at getting your body back. Spend some time with the baby and push your stroller uphill if possible or make rounds
around your block. Change the pace as you walk and mimic the HIIT program,
with a much lower impact. If it hurts – it is time to stop. You can increase the intensity of your workouts in
time. A lot of ladies opt for hiring an expert postnatal coach to help them with some useful tips and programs.
There are also postnatal exercise groups which are amazing for the support and mingling with other new
Strengthen Your Core
During pregnancy your six-pack divides into two columns. Keep in mind that their
first role is not for you to look good, but to keep your body upright and to hold your intestines together inside
your body. Therefore, proper alignment of these muscles is essential for many things that are going on inside your
body. Your baby usually pushes those two fronts of your abdominal muscles apart. Therefore, you will probably need
to lay off crunches and planks for a while. Moreover, everything that bulges or domes your muscles is not a good
Throw in Some Cardio Whenever
There are so many things that you do around the house and around the baby that you
can easily turn into some good cardio workout.
Lifting your baby from its cradle and putting it back is just one of them. If you position yourself properly,
bend your knees and straighten your back, this will turn into a nice exercise. Your baby will love it. The same
goes with washing, cooking and many more everyday chores. Get creative and you will get back in shape, bit by
Work on Your
Pregnancy can hurt your back. All that extra weight that you carry does not treat
your spine and your back very nicely. As soon as you think that your back might be acting out, head to
a clinic like Incline Health and seek for help. There are many ways to work on your posture. All of them will alleviate
pain and help you build a stronger core, as well. Your six-pack also plays an important role in your back health
and posture. So, keep in mind that you need to sit and stand straight whenever possible and make sure your
muscles do their part in keeping you straight.
The entire idea is to get healthy, so you can feel better and you can be a healthy mother to your child.
Therefore, while getting back in shape and boosting your health is a great goal, you should not push yourself to
the limit. Steady and continuous effort that does not hurt you will have better effects than a shock therapy that
will exhaust you and possibly make you hurt yourself. Keep that in mind, be persistent, listen to the experts and
take it slowly.
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate writer. In her
free time she enjoys writing interesting and informative posts on women's health and fitness related