Earliest you can start vigorous exercise routine post-baby?

Question by -amc-: Earliest you can start vigorous exercise routine post-baby?
I am due in March and have a beach vacation planned for July! I was wodering how early most mom’s started a workout routine post-baby? I am planning on breastfeeding which I’ve heard is helpful to shed baby weight. Any other ideas/tips?

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Answer by sunkistblues
Don’t do anything vigorous until at least 6 weeks after the baby is born, but really you should only do very light exercises until 3 months after the baby is born. I used a great exercise DVD, “Erin O’Brien’s Postnatal Rescue” that really helped me get back into shape. You can get it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Postnatal-Rescue-Erin-OBrien/dp/B000NVKZUQ

I also suggest walking – it’s easy to do, is very healthy, sheds fat and you can do it with your baby!:)

Good luck! The weight comes off quickly, especially if you are breastfeeding (I did too). Just make sure you wait until your back is straight again before doing any major exercising. You don’t want to mess up your back – it’s not worth it.

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  1. You should wait until you stop bleeding to start a vigorous exercise routine. But something a friend of mine did. Which I thought was cute and funny but it worked. She would wear high heel pumps and carry her daughter everywhere (in the carseat). She would never take a stroller. Sheds the weight fast. Good Luck

  2. its recommended that you wait around 30 days before starting a vigorous work out routine, but I would say it all depends on your delivery and how you feel afterwards. With my son I had a hard time working out for almost 2 months, my daughter I started the day I got home from the hospital. The more your active while pregnant also changes working out afterwards. If you exercise, do yoga, etc… while pregnant it also helps with weight loss afterwards. If you havent been working out while you’ve been pregnant its simple, there is no miracle trick you have to just start working out as soon as your feeling up to it or when your doctor recommends you do so.

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