Exercises After Delivery

Exercises after childbirth help in strengthening abdominal muscles and tone them. It also helps tackle postpartum stress, depression, and weight gain. Exercising 30 minutes a day is beneficial. Aerobic exercises with muscle strengthening exercises can be performed. Walking, Kegel exercises, weight-lifting, push-ups, etc., are a range of physical workouts to choose from.

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My wife has gained weight after pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 20 years old. Her weight is 59.5 kg and height is 4'9". Our baby is 15 months. His diet includes breastfeeding and solid food. My wife has post pregnancy overweight, especially in belly, buttocks and thighs. She eats a lot, but feels tired, exhausted and sleepy.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you should do proper diagnosis of your wife. This problem may be due to stress, hyperthyroid and vitamin D deficiency. Proper diet with exercise help your wife to make her body reshape if the above tests are normal. You did not mention the type of delivery. Is ...  Read Full »

How can I lose weight after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and delivered my baby four months ago. I feel very stressed out nowadays. After my delivery, I started hating my post-pregnancy body. My baby is four months old and I have not lost even half kg. I am trying to lose my weight but nothing is working.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy and motherhood involve changes in both body and mind for a woman. Be proud of it. It is too early to think of weight loss, especially when you are feeding your baby. Give some time for your body to come back to normalcy. A healthy, balanced diet and mild exer...  Read Full »

When can I plan my next child after a C-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my first child two months ago, with C-section. I got my first period after delivery, yesterday. My child is only on breastfeeding. I want to know when can I start exercising, light as well as proper gym in order to get back to shape. I want to know till when do we need to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it has been more than 9 weeks post delivery already, you can start your light abdominal toning exercises if your pain has completely subsided. Generally, we tell the mother to avoid exercising for 6 weeks till strength is achieved over the c-section scar. Do not l...  Read Full »

How to get rid of lower back pain post pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 5 months old. My back was fine before delivery. Now my lower back just above my butt really hurts and feels weak when I stand up after lying down on my stomach. I do not get any such feel when I stand from lying on my back. Also, after giving birth, I noticed my lower back sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During pregnancy lot of changes occur in a body, one of those is increase in lower back curve (lumbar lordosis). Due to increase in lumbar lordosis some muscles of lower back remain stretched and become weak. It will cause lower back pain. I suggest you to start doing so...  Read Full »

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