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Preeclampsia and exercise

Postby celticepona » Tue May 04, 2004 07:43 am

by celticepona (1273 Posts), Tue May 04, 2004 07:43 am

My doctors have told me to take it easy to try to control my blood pressure. I am also still kind of weak on my feet and dizzy sometimes. I was on bedrest for 5 weeks and have only just come off it. I am going for my six week checkup on May 10. I would like to try to exercise if it is allowed. Has anyone here been able to exercise with post partum preclampsia, and if so, what kind of exercises were you allowed? I would like to try to shed some of these pregnancy pounds and get into my jeans again!!!!!!
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Re : Preeclampsia and exercise

Postby annegarrett » Tue May 04, 2004 10:33 am

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Tue May 04, 2004 10:33 am

I walked my dogs. It is a good, effective and safe exercise and pretty easy on the joints which are still relaxed from the pregnancy hormones.

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Re : Preeclampsia and exercise

Postby tracyremax@charter.net » Tue May 04, 2004 01:38 pm

by tracyremax@charter.net (22 Posts), Tue May 04, 2004 01:38 pm

I had Postpartum Preeclampsia also and was not able to exercise until after 3 months my blood pressure took that long to come back to normal. Take it easy and follow the doctors instructions. It was a long recovery for me as it leaves you very weak. Good Luck and take care of yourself now and worry about the jeans when you are fully recovered.

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Re : Preeclampsia and exercise

Postby mom2gigi » Wed May 05, 2004 08:48 pm

by mom2gigi (198 Posts), Wed May 05, 2004 08:48 pm

Hehe, I totally understand the jeans part. I had a weekly checkup with my cardiologist for 2 months Post partum and after each one that I had lost weight I'd go check to see if I fit. Like Tracy, I had to wait 2-3 months to exercise. And I could only walk.

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