Warning Signs To Slow Down
- Some muscle soreness the day after starting a new exercise may be expected, but joint and muscle aches or sharp pain are a sign to slow down.
- Excessive physical activity can use up your muscle stores of energy leaving you feeling fatigued and drained of energy for daily life.
- Post-partum vaginal flow or discharge (lochia) is normal with average duration of about a month. Whilst this varies widely between women, any increase in your rate of flow, change of colour to pink or red or starts after stopping maybe a sign you are exercising too hard. Check with your doctor.
- Low volume dark coloured urine may indicate you are not drinking enough during and after exercise.
- You should listen to your body and not push yourself too hard.
- If you are not feeling up to exercising one day, then rest or settle for a lighter activity. It may be necessary important to slow down – but don’t give up regular activity.
- Make sure you drink water before, during and after exercise and eat regularly to prevent fatigue
- Having a Baby in WA - Lifestyle - Department of Health WA
- Exercise after pregnancy - Sports Medicine Australia
- Find Thirty Every Day - Department of Health WA
- Getting Active - Draw the Line Campaign, Heart Foundation
- Healthy Living with Kids - Heart Foundation
- Stroll with a stroller info sheet –NSW Department of Health
- Mums United - Heart Foundation
Ngala Books & DVDs
For families of babies and
young children who reside or work in W.A.,
if you need further assistance contact the Ngala Helpline
Telephone 9368 9368 or Country Access 1800 111 546
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When: 20 Feb, 1:30pm
Birth to 4 months: A 5-week series of workshops for parents with a newborn baby. Each workshop covers a wide range of topics about you and your new baby and provides the opportunity to meet and connect with other new parents in your local area.