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KimmieYponKimmieYpon Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
Hello ! So I’m a new mom, gave birth to my daughter about 2 months ago. And planning to go back to the gym soon but since my body isn’t as strong as it was pre-pregnancy I would like some advice for postpartum workouts.

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  • PiscesIntuitionPiscesIntuition Posts: 1,190Member Member Posts: 1,190Member Member
    You can do what you did before pregnancy, just modify.

    You can also do prenatal workouts.

    Make sure you don’t have diastasis recti (abdominal split) before doing any abs exercises.

    If you’re breastfeeding, breastfeeding moms need at least 1800 calories a day to maintain a sufficient milk supply.

    Sources: Birthed and breastfed 9 children, breastfeeding counselor, birthworker
  • SmithsonianEmpressSmithsonianEmpress Posts: 1,156Member Member Posts: 1,156Member Member
    You’re a mother of 9?
  • PiscesIntuitionPiscesIntuition Posts: 1,190Member Member Posts: 1,190Member Member
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 6,895Member Member Posts: 6,895Member Member
    While I'm sure @PiscesIntuition is vastly more qualified to give you advice than I am, I would still suggest talking to your own doctor. We don't know whether you had a vaginal delivery or C-section, whether you had a difficult pregnancy, whether there were any complications in your delivery, what your general health beyond any pregnancy and labor issues might be, etc.

    If there aren't any issues and your doctor clears you for exercise, you could just dial down whatever exercise you were doing before (last distance/time and slower speeds for cardio, lower loads -- combination of weights, reps, and sets -- for lifting) and build back up slowly.
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