Ab exercise after c-section

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Avatar n tn I'm looking for opinions on if I should schedule a c-section or have a natural birth?. What is the recovery period for c-section?. Anyone been in the same situation or similar to mine?. Thank you very much ladies.
Avatar n tn Hello friends, My wife gave birth to twins two months back through C-Section, but her belly is still large, doctors used to tell her that it will take time to get flatter but we are getting concerned as no progress yet. Can you tell me about/your friends similar experience? What can be a good treatment for this?
Avatar n tn I have 3 kids, sons 20 and 16 and 5 yr. old daughter. After my 2nd son (1992) and 2nd c-section, which they had a fouled up I have had a total of 8 more abdominal surgeries, with the last in 12/06. Some of my uterine lining was sewn on the outside of my uterus causing an endometreoma which grew into my right stomach muscle (uterus and muscle were stuck together).
Avatar n tn however, since all my docotrs are aware of the situation we are looking at just doing a c-section if any sign of trouble starts. That way we can bypass all problems. My OB is getting excited since I am almost 32 weeks and then we have a great chance the baby will make it with no problems. But I am looking forward to a full term pregnancy. I hope some of this information will help someone. If you have any questions I will try to answer them.
Avatar n tn I have talked with women who have had c-sections and the only difference I have come to learn is that my ab muscles were actually cut in half while during a c-section the ab muscles are just stretched and spred apart. A friend of mine was told after her c-section to where this corsette/ace bandage kind of band around her waist so that her stomach would heal better. I was never given such a thing. My whole life I had a very flat stomach and now...
Avatar n tn I was walking like a 70yr old (I'm 28) for about two weeks after surgery. It was only after that point that I could walk (mostly) normally again. Stairs were painful. I went up them one at a time and usually had to pause at the top or bottom and let my muscles go floppy. We use those ab muscles more than we really think! In just a general scheme of things, don't really plan on doing anything moderately active for about two weeks, and then just little things, like going for a walk or something.
Avatar f tn They say if you're going to Hyperstimulate you will do so a few days after retrieval. Well, my bloating, etc....just got worse and worse after retrieval. I really thought they were going to cancel my transfer. Luckily, it didn't get too bad, but progressively kept getting worse AFTER my transfer. It's been a rough week, BUT, yesterday I started feeling better. I've had more IVs and blood this week than everything else combined! I'm still having cramps, but they're definitely mild.
Avatar n tn There are certain modified ab workouts you can do during pregnancy that are good to do, working out your core is not a bad thing, and you will be using those muscles for labor. You can look up core exercises while pregnant and find them. It is important to ok it with your doctor too though. Sit ups are not recomended.
Avatar n tn I have had 2 miscarriages and my doctor refuses to do any testing until after the third loss. He has also told me that he won't perscribe any progesterone, baby aspirin, etc until after a third loss because he still thinks that the 2 previous m/c could just be a fluke. I am terrified to try again because I just feel like it will end in m/c and I am so angry at my doctor for not doing anything to help me...
Avatar n tn anywhere from 4-8 weeks after a miscarriage is completed is about the average time. I'm sorry for your loss.
Avatar n tn Does this mean that the baby hasn't changed positions for 2 weeks? Should I resign myself to a c-section? Anyone have good c section stories. I really am very nervous and scared about the surgery and I was running and exercising a lot before pregnancy and very active. When would I be able to resume running? I'm just afraid that since the baby hasn't moved in 2 weeks that it won't at all as the weeks progress.
Avatar f tn The top part of my stomach and my waist is slimming down, but that stubborn pooch won't budge. I had a C-section with Nathan across the bikini line, and they had to cut me more than the norm. Is there anyway to get rid of that or am I just going to have to live with it? Maybe I'm just doing the wrong ab excersises?
Avatar n tn I had mine a week ago in an emergency situation and I am not sure if it was Novasure or another one of the procedures. (I could not have a hysterectomy due to abdominal adhesions from my last c-section.) I had only mild cramping in the recovery room and they immediately gave me Percoset. I was given a script for a weeks worth of Percoset and another for 800mg of Advil. The Dr. said to be sure to take the meds BEFORE I felt pain and to alternate them.
Avatar n tn i have to kids had a drug free delivery and a c section and didn't have this much pain..worried if this was the right choice..
298579 tn?1192250448 4 Do you get pain a) after sexual arousal, b) after a bowel movement, c) after urinating, d) after exercise, e) all of the above 5 Is the pain particularly bad after one of the above? 6 Do you only have the pain after orgasm or after arousal as well? 7 Do you experience pain all month or just at particular times? 8 Do you know if your mother, grandmother or sisters have the same pains? 9 Have you been diagnoised with fibroids?
Avatar n tn I ranged from 170 to 200 pounds consistently for the last 15 years. I did have an epidural during labor and I had to have a C-section due to fetal distress. I don't know if that could be related to this issue. I am grateful not to have the chronic pain throughout the day that many deal with on a day to day basis. If I have to live with this I can, but I would just like to know what may have prompted this problem and what makes it continue. Also I am concerned about the lack of sleep.
Avatar n tn How many days or week (s), am I pregnant if a get a BFP on my beta after a 5dt?
Avatar f tn I suggest asking your doctor!! I would think about 6 weeks!! If you were already in good shape before your C-section then you may be able to start off with any diet & exercise plan. If you were not in good shape before your C-section then you may want to start off with an easy workout plan.
2181422 tn?1400514980 I had a c-section and am mostly breastfeeding. My tummy is just jiggly lol I've bee. Waiting for the 6 week mark to fully start working out been afraid to pull or mess any of the scar healing. Though I walk alot and chase a three yr old around all day too. I guess this is just a vent. Lol and curious as to what you ladies started with when working out? Did you go straight to crunches and boot camp or take it slow with walks and stretches..
Avatar n tn It's just that I read some women's stories how they got pregnant very soon after a m/c (less than a month after), so maybe it's variable but best to wait at least one month. Thanks for your comment.
Avatar n tn i have a little boy so i know what you are talkin about i get the streching feeling in my abs and in my scar I hope every thing works out for you
Avatar f tn i walked and shop 3 days after my c-section. i do most of the house chores few days after my-csection.trust me, it helps.i dont cut back on any calaries because i know i need most of them to heal.
Avatar f tn After my c-sections (3) I've been told 12 weeks before sit ups, crunches, and planks. Less intense ab exercises are okay after 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn Hi, Amy I am getting ready to start a third ivf transfer, this time I am doing a FET maybe you can answer some of my questions. Did you do birth control and lupron? Did you bleed while on Lupron? I bleed for two weeks I started to bleed (lightly) the day before I started my Lupron shots. Today I went to the RE for an ultrasound and blood work. They said everything was fine and he lowered my lupron from 10 to 5. I now am taking estrace (pill) and I go back on Wed. Is this familiar to you?
Avatar f tn I suggest asking your doctor!! I would think about 6 weeks!! As for a diet & exercise plan. If you were not in good shape before then you may want to start off with an easy workout plan. To firm up your stomach You'll need to do flat ab exercises which works your TVA muscles or you can do isometric abdominal contractions where you squeeze & hold your abs tightly for 10 secs as if you were bracing yourself for a belly punch but,Check out the following!! https://www.youtube.
Avatar n tn So for the past 6 weeks I've been told by two diff. obs that the baby is head down. Today, went in for a routing appointment (I'm currently 37 weeks and 3 days) and found out that the baby is breech (via ultrasound). I have been offered the option of the external cephalic version but my hubby and I have decided not to go that route because of the possible complications.
Avatar n tn I had a C - Section 2 years ago and an operation to repair an umbilical hernia a year ago. The wall of my stomach has a four finger gap and the hernia is back. I've been told their is little point in having surgery again yet - as Im still carrying my child a lot. What exercises can I do to help maybe close the gap? I am fairly active and have recently started a bit of yoga again, but Im conscious of maybe doing more harm than good.
162948 tn?1205256292 now am scared because I see that a lot of women have not been able to conceive after the mirena IUD removal... pls help!!! I have had it for 18 months and after all the crazy stories, I am thinking of having it removed :(.