Commonly asked question: When can i exercise after giving birth?
It’s important to listen to your body and seek guidance from your healthcare provider after giving birth, as the timeline for when you can safely begin exercising can vary depending on factors such as the type of delivery you had, any complications you experienced during pregnancy or delivery, and your overall health.
In general, it’s recommended to wait at least 6 weeks after a vaginal birth and 8-12 weeks after a cesarean section before starting any exercise program. During this time, you may be advised to do light exercises such as pelvic floor exercises, walking or gentle stretching to help your body heal and regain strength.
Before starting any exercise program, it’s important to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider to make sure that you have been cleared for physical activity and to get recommendations for exercises that are safe and appropriate for your individual situation.
Keep in mind that it’s also important to give yourself time to adjust to your new role as a mother, and to prioritize self-care, rest, and nutrition in the postpartum period.
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