Pregnancy Physio - Post Partum Exercise

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Physiotherapist, discusses postpartum exercise.

Physiotherapist, discusses postpartum exercise.

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Featuring Tamarah Calyniuk, MPT, CAFC

Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds

In the postpartum period, you want to make sure that you consult your physician previous to engaging in exercise, at about the six- to eight-week mark.

There are some very good indicators that you may want to keep an eye on while you're exercising, such as pelvic pressure or pelvic pain. Any type of incontinence you may experience after the six-to-eight week mark, that is losing urine while you're exercising.

Further, you want to make sure that you are not having any vaginal bleeding or discomfort, you don't want to have any breast discomfort or irregular discharge. And it is best to also make sure that you are well hydrated, and that you are also eating adequately because your choleric intact increases with breast feeding.

The risk of not following postpartum guidelines can be detrimental. It is best that you visit with your physician six to eight weeks postpartum to determine what the best exercise program may be for you at that point, because there is an extensive list of guidelines to follow in the postpartum period. 

Presenter: Tamarah Nerreter, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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