As a mother, taking care of yourself and your baby is one of the most important parts of motherhood. Taking the time to focus on your physical health during this special time is not only beneficial for you but also for your baby's development. So when it comes to post-pregnancy exercise, when should you start?


The answer really depends on how you feel after giving birth, as well as what type of delivery you experienced – whether vaginal or caesarian section. In general, experts recommend waiting at least 6 weeks after giving birth before engaging in any strenuous activity such as running or intense weight training. However, if you had a C-section, then it is generally recommended to wait 8-10 weeks.


It is important to listen to your body and adjust accordingly. Start slowly with some light walking, stretching, or even swimming; these types of low-impact exercises can help you ease into a more structured routine. Be sure to also consult with your doctor before starting any exercise program and as you increase intensity over time.


Regardless of when you decide to start post pregnancy exercise, remember that motherhood is an incredible journey – and taking care of yourself isn’t just beneficial for your health, but also helps you stay energized, positive and focused on the future. So don't forget to take the time for yourself – motherhood doesn't mean sacrificing your own needs!


Happy mothering!

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