Kelly McBride explains when you should start exercising after giving birth and which exercises you should start with.
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Exercising After Giving Birth Male: The contents of this video are for information proposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualify health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before seeking any new treatment. Kelly McBride: Hi thanks for watching Baby belly fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with babyssentials.com. I often have moms come to me who have a existing routine and they want to get their body back in shape as quickly as possible. And they want to know how soon after birth can they start working on those exercises? And I will tell them that their body may not be ready for strenuous activity in a week following the birth. However, they can start some movements that start reactivating their pelvic floor and their abdominal muscle. How soon you start creating these movements really does depend on what kind of delivery that you’ve had. If you’ve had a uncomplicated vaginal delivery, then you can start within 12 hours of giving birth. However, if you had a C-section or complicate birth or even a hard birth then you might want to wait just a little bit longer. So let’s talk about what movements would be best for you. Now the movements I’m talking about are not strenuous exercise movements, they’re body conditioning exercises. Or the pregnancy exercises that you might have done throughout your pregnancy. Exercise is such as deep abdominal breathing. Deep abdominal breathing is one of the first movements that you can do that help reactivate those stretched out abdominal muscle. It really helps them to start getting strong and toned and firm. Another body conditioning exercise that you can begin within hours of giving birth would be your Kegels. Now you may not feel your pelvis work in tractions immediately following the birth but just because you can’t feel them doesn’t mean that they’re not working. So keep on doing those Kegels. Now the third thing that you can begin doing would be your pelvic tilts. Now Pelvic tilts feel absolutely delicious after you get done having birth and the reason for that is that really helps stretch their back muscle that might have been tight throughout the end of your pregnancy. It helps strengthen the front part of your abdominal muscles really start engaging and retraining these abdominal muscles and the pelvic four muscles to get back in shape. So I hope some of this tips had help. Please remember that the sooner you start, the sooner your body will respond with firm, tone, muscles. And exercising right after pregnancy, your goal is not too do strenuous exercise to start building muscle but to build strength from the inside out. And these conditioning exercises will you get want to really great start. I hope some of this tips that help. Thank you very much for watching. Have a great day from Kelly McBride and babyssentials.com.