For New Mothers: Staying Fit After Delivery
After you deliver your baby, you can start to exercise when you feel ready. Let your body be your guide. Most women are ready to exercise after 6 weeks, where some women will be ready a few days after giving birth. If you’ve had a cesarean section, you will need more time. Ask your healthcare provider when it is safe to start exercising again.
Exercise tips for new mothers
You can start doing Kegel exercises as soon as you deliver your baby. Do them at least
You will want to resume other exercise gradually and talk to your healthcare provider before starting. Always exercise with care. When you first start exercising after giving birth, try simple exercises that help strengthen major muscle groups, including abdominal and back muscles. Slowly add moderate-intensity exercise. Try to work up to at least
Strengthening stomach muscles
Many new mothers want to strengthen their stomach muscles after giving birth. Try this exercise when you’re ready to resume your program. It will strengthen the front and side muscles of your stomach:
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your stomach. Use your fingers to gently pull the sides of the stomach toward the middle of your body.
Exhale and try to pull the stomach muscles toward your spine. Gently raise your shoulders off the floor, no more than
6 to 8inches. Hold for 5seconds. Repeat 5times.