Let’s talk a little bit about working out again. After having a baby, while you’re breastfeeding, you are still very, very vulnerable to being injured.
During pregnancy, the hormone Relaxin is in your system. So you have to be really careful about certain things like standing on one leg and doing exercises. You have to be really careful about not over-stretching. The probability of getting injured is a lot higher when you are pregnant and it’s actually not any different from when you’re nursing.
When you’re nursing and allowed to work out again, you can get pumped up, motivated, and hit hardcore. If you do that you can hurt yourself and it will take you a couple of weeks to heal and once again get back in to working out.
If you are a new mom and you are getting back in to working out, just take it easy. Enjoy this time. It’s such a precious thing that we get to breastfeed our babies. Handle it with care because sometimes we forget that we have to be healthy and strong first in order to be healthy and strong for our babies and for our families.
Keep that in mind.
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