Fitness and Nutrition

Overweight, Antidepressants and TTC: Fitness tips?

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QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
To give you a little history about myself, 2 years ago I tried to become pregnant. I succeeded, but unfortunately lost the baby at 3 months due to Turner Syndrome. I am trying again.

I am 5'7 ½" tall and weigh 245. I take antidepressants called Lexapro. I was told by my Ob/gyn to switch over to Prozac at 20mg. per day. I am concerned about both issues of being overweight and the antidepressant. I am currently trying to lose weight, it's just a battle for me.

Do you have any information on these topics for me?

Thanks a lot.

Fitness Plan for High Risk Pregnancy

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
My name is Lili and about six years ago you interviewed me for your book, Entering the Mother Zone. I was one of the "less famous" mothers that was working out with Dr. Barbara Bergman in Columbus, OH. I enjoyed your book very much and referred to it often.

I just wanted to give you an update and let you know that after several years collecting dust under a bed, I have finally pulled your book out again for motivation. After the "textbook" pregnancy you wrote about in the book, I had six more pregnancies -- all ending in miscarriage.

Should Situps Hurt 20 Months After a C-section?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
Hi, I had a C-section 20 months ago and about three months ago I tried doing sit ups for the first time. It really hurt around the incision area. I know it's supposed to hurt because you're doing sit ups and working your stomach muscles, but it hurts really bad and I was wondering if this is normal.

I never thought it would take more than a year to start back up doing sit ups. Any information on this would be helpful.

Thank you in advance.

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