Returning to Exercise

After having a baby, getting back to exercise is good for your health, but you need to take it slow. You can decide when you feel ready to begin exercising.

If you had an operation like a caesarean, it’s a good idea to wait about 8 weeks. Most women/people choose to start after their 6-week check-up with the doctor.

When you do start, it’s important to listen to your body. If something hurts or if you feel too tired, it’s okay to stop. Also, try to avoid harder exercises, like jogging and jumping, for the first 3 months. These can be tough on your body, especially the lower muscles.

You might want to think about joining a class for new parents. It can be fun and a nice way to meet others. Always remember, everyone’s body heals at its own pace. It’s best not to compare yourself to others and not to rush things. Start with easy exercises and make sure to rest.