HappyMom Post Natal/Delivery Fitness
Why post natal care important ?
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
Happymom Post natal care
The benefits of postnatal exercise
Exercising after you have your baby can improve your
physical and mental wellbeing. It can:
• Help restore muscle strength and firm up your body
• Make you less tired because it raises your energy level
and improves your sense of wellbeing
• Promote weight loss
• Improve your cardiovascular fitness and restore muscle
• Condition your abdominal muscles
• Improve your mood, relieve stress and help prevent
• Stress release (time to focus on yourself)
Be Patient with Your Post-Pregnancy Body
After childbirth I was amazed how my once-tight tummy looked like a deflated balloon.
Don’t panic, this is normal. Over the next few weeks your uterus will naturally contract back to its pre-pregnancy shape.
Breastfeeding will expedite this process, causing the contractions to be stronger and more frequent.
However,I must stress that this alone is not enough to get your prepregnancy body back. Post-natal exercise will speed up the recovery process and build valuable strength your body needs to keep up with the hectic schedule of caring for your newborn. Be patient with yourself. It may take a few months or possibly longer, depending on how much time you can dedicate to working out.
pink fitness logo When to start postnatal exercises
Gentle exercise can generally be started as soon as comfortable after giving birth.Start when you feel up to it.Some women will feel able to start exercising early.Talk with your doctor about when is a good time for you to restart an exercise program.
Six weeks after giving birth, most of the changes that occur during pregnancy will have returned to normal.If you did not exercise during pregnancy, start with easy exercises and slowly build up to harder ones.Keep in mind your lower back and core abdominal muscles are weaker than they used to be. Your ligaments and joints are also more supple and pliable, so it is easier to injure yourself by stretching or twisting too much.Avoid any high-impact exercises or sports that require rapid direction changes.
Breastfeeding and exercise
Studies have shown that vigorous or regular exercise does not have adverse effects on a mother’s ability to successfully breastfeed as long as fluid and caloric intake are maintained. Some research, however, suggests that high-intensity physical activity can cause lactic acid to accumulate in breast milk and produce a sour taste a baby might not like. If you’re breastfeeding, you can prevent this potential problem by sticking to low- to moderate intensity physical activity and drinking plenty of fluids during and after your workout.
The pelvic floor may be adversely affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Most women are taught pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and these are important to learn correctly and can be resumed immediately after giving birth.
Things to remember
Always consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if your exercise plans go awry – you’ll get more time to yourself as your baby settles into a predictable routine.
Happy workout with happymom !!
HappyMom Mother’s Club
What is Happymom Mother’s Support Club?
Happymom Mother’s Support Club as it says supports every member mom in her journey of motherhood. We aim to help mothers from the first day of their child’s birth up to 2 years of the child’s age.
How will I be benefited being a member?
This Club will guide the mother in providing evidence-based information on the development of the child. We follow the guidelines of WHO and UNICEF.
What kind of Support I can expect?
· General awareness on Childcare
· Every mother and her child are different, we help the mother explore and understand her child.
· Support mothers in every stage of mothering.
· Guide her to understand the feeding cues of her baby.
· Check your baby’s growth and milestone development.
· When to worry when not to worry!
· Helping in handling the growth spurts stages
Whom can I bring along!!
Please ask your spouse to join you. You can call your Mother, Sister, Mother-in-law, Sister-in-law, Co-Sister or friends to accompany you. Provided they should be married. If you have an older child, take them along with you.
Also have the following in your bag when you are out, keeps you hydrated and healthy
Healthy snack for yourself and older baby
Fruit juice without sugar
We also guide you on the habits of myths and reality of childcare.
This club will help the mother in analyzing the milestone of her child’s development and behavior pattern. Mothers can use this club to expertise in their mothering skills that every woman is in general but here they get a confidence and a reassurance.
Join the club and enjoy your baby’s development and your motherhood. We believe in combining with traditional and convectional way of parenting depending upon the parents and their belief.