It hasn’t been long yet before consulting a fitness trainer for help in managing a postnatal weight loss program was not something that easily entered the minds of new moms.
Even in a very modern place such as Singapore there are still pockets of resistance to the idea that post pregnancy workouts to lose weight can actually be very beneficial to both new moms and their babies, instead of being harmful.
In general, such resistance to the idea is based on long-held, traditional beliefs that some people still cling to: some believe that intensive physical movements will cause a “relapse” for the new mother, and that long bedrest should be followed strictly for the mother to recover her strength.
However, modern medicine and scientific studies have both determined that after normal deliveries, it is perfectly acceptable for new mothers to engage in an exercise routine. The recommended starting period after giving birth is around 6 - 8 weeks after delivery, or 10 weeks after, is a Caesarean section had been done.
Still, to be safe, it’s best to get an “all-clear” dispensation from your obstetrician regarding your particular situation, before you start any personal training program.
That being cleared up, it’s important to know and understand certain facts that are critical to achieving post pregnancy exercise training goals.
Within a day after you have delivered your baby, your pregnancy weight can drop considerably – it could reach about 8 lbs. or so – because the placenta, “baby water” (amniotic fluid), blood, and the baby itself will have been removed from your body.
Still you may find that the weight you lost is not enough to bring you back to your pre-pregnancy condition. This is why you would need the services of a personal trainer. Fortunately, it’s not hard to get a personal trainer in Singapore, who can professionally help you to lose weight.
Your consequent weight loss (after the initial one), is not just for purposes of vanity. It’s actually more directed at helping you recover your strength and increase your energy levels, so that you can be more equipped to deal with your new role as...