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It is normally safe to assume an excercise routine 6-8 weeks after your C-section. It is important though, before resuming any exercising, to consult with your doctor. He or she will tell you how much exercise is safe at this point. Most likely he or she will instruct you to begin light exercise, avoiding crunches and situps at first. Try beginning with a light aroebic exercise. Remember, don't jump into anything too quickly. If you begin to feel pain in your incision area, stop exercising at once. If the pain continues, be sure to let your doctor know as soon as possible. As always, allow yourself time to get back into the "swing of things". Recovery can be tough!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|