Hi! When did U get the OK to workout?

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Hi! When did U get the OK to workout?
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:16am

Hi ladies. I'm recovering from an emergency C-Section with ds on 30 March 2010... I had a great labor - but ended up with a pre-mature urge to push at 7cm - and after 3hrs of trying to quell that urge my cervix began to close & thicken - even though labor continued to get stronger.
the C-Section wasn't what I wanted but it was necessary and I knew all the risks and had the full support of my birth team through my transfer to the hospital (I was trying for a home birth - since my dd's birth ended in a transfer to the hospital & a vaginal delivery after 51hrs)

I've had a pretty uneventful recovery - @ 3wks pp my mw gave me the all clear to begin walking and doing ab work - which I've been doing every other day.

I'm 6wks now and very ready to begin my *normal* work out routine - at least somewhat modified, b/c I know I'm not ready to hit the ground full throttle (I train for triathlons, and do P90x as my cross-training work)

on average when did you guys get the ok to begin real workouts...even if it was modified? I'm ready to go but I don't want to push my MW too hard to give me the ok if its not safe...


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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:29am
My doctor gave me the 100% all clear at 8 weeks, but with the caution, "listen to your body and don't over-do it..." I think you'll discover your "core strength" is lacking so things that used to be really easy are going to be hard. I couldn't even move the couch...and it's pretty light...so listen to your body, but as far as the incision and stuff is concerned, 8 weeks is more or less the standard "release date"


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Wed, 05-12-2010 - 2:25pm
I think that when you feel ready, then you're ready to resume workouts. If you find that you have increased bleeding, feel light headed or overly exhausted then stop or slow down your activity. It sounds to me like you're ready, so I say go for it!