After The Baby Arrives


It is the most natural thing in the world to ask how your baby is right after the delivery. But, you then start to ask other questions shortly after that and for many women that next question is when they can start to work out again.

Wanting to get rid of the baby weight that you have gained over the last several months can feel like such a burden. A lot of when you can begin your workout routine once again will depend heavily upon how you feel. Every female heals differently and some can become more active quicker than others. Your doctor may also have something to say as to when you can get back to working out.

Listening to your body is going to be a big influence as to how much you can do in the beginning. Going for short walks to get started is usually the best bet so your body gets used to moving normally again. Once your baby gets older, you can put him or her in a stroller and take them with you for your 30 minute walk each day.

It is important to build up to a full blown workout slowly. Exercises like Kegels can help in strengthening your pelvic muscles. It is great for your abdominals as well.

Another great exercise for your tummy is C curves. Not only are these great for the abdominal muscles but they are great for helping to reduce lower back pain. Wall push-ups will help your back as well as your arms.

Leg lifts will work your buttocks, legs and arms, the bridge will work on your back and abdominals and leg sliding will work on your pelvic muscles. As with exercising at any time, be sure to stretch and warm up before and after your workouts. This will help to prevent injury from torn muscles. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids during your workouts. This will prevent you from getting dehydrated.