Exercising After PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
Generally most women can begin a formal exercise program within 6 weeks of giving birth, though this time frame might be slightly longer for some women, including those recovering from a C-section. Most women recovering from a C-section will be able to exercise after there incision has healed and their doctor has cleared them for exercise.
Just how soon you begin an exercise program will depend in part on how you feel. If you had an easy delivery with no tearing and few interventions and regularly exercised prior to birth, you may feel up to some light exercise within 2 weeks of giving birth.
If this is case, your doctor will probably allow you to engage in some light activities, including walking. Strenuous activity should generally be avoided however until several weeks after birth.
For some women however, even light exercise in weeks following delivery is not possible. If you had an episiotomy or tore severely while delivering for example, your body may not physically be ready for a formal exercise program for at least 4-6 weeks after birth (note… this is also how long most physicians recommend that women abstain from intercourse!).
The Best Postpartum ExerciseWritten by Beverley Brooke
Would you like to know best exercises are after your delivery? When it comes to post pregnancy weight loss, no two exercises are alike!
In time frame immediately after pregnancy, you will probably want to stick with light activities such as walking or flexibility training. Stretching will help keep your body limber and help blood circulate through your body, causing you to feel more refreshed as day goes by.
A few weeks after pregnancy and delivery however, you can engage in some more vigorous activities. Here are our top suggestions:
- Yoga/Tai Chi
- Aerobic Exercise