Exercise After C Section - Speed Up C Section Recovery

Recovering From C Section Surgery - 4 Tips To Speed Things Up...

Fully Recovering from c section surgery will take some time, after all you've just been through a major abdominal operation, but there are a few ways that you can help to speed things along so you can get back to feeling in control of your life and the care of your new baby.


These 4 tips will help to quickly boost your energy levels and speed up your c section recovery: -


Monitor Your Wound


Don’t just think that because it has been dressed and is covered up that it will be fine, it is a delicate wound in a position on the body that is almost impossible not to move and bend, so occasionally the smallest of tasks might easily cause it to pull apart.


Be Active


Whilst you need to be careful not to aggravate your wound when you are recovering from c section surgery, it is important that you do stay active.


Avoid any bending, twisting or bouncing movements at first, but do try to walk around and gradually increase the amount of time that you can do this for.


Aim to stand tall and pull your tummy muscles in as you do so.


Exercise the Stomach Muscles


There are three reasons why you need to start doing this immediately after c section surgery.


Firstly to help to pull in and realign the stomach muscles, secondly to increase blood flow to the area and thirdly to help strengthen and support the spine and pelvis. Without doing this, you run the risk of suffering from long term back pain, having a rounded stomach forever and prolonging the healing process for possibly months instead of just a few weeks.


Start a walking route


One of the best ways to speed up your c section recovery is to start walking as soon as possible. In hospital and for the first few days, this may be something more like a shuffle than a walk.


As your scar becomes less painful and you begin to feel stronger you should start to gradually increase the amount of walking you can do.


The benefits of walking are too long to list here, but as far as recovering from c section surgery is concerned then it will help you to become fitter and stronger, improve your circulation, improve your posture and help to rebuild confidence and self esteem.


Ultimately in order to help your c section recovery run smoothly and quickly it is important to listen to your body.


Rest when you need to, but be active whenever you can.


Inactivity will certainly slow down the repair of your wound but you will also notice other problems from doing nothing, such as feeling constantly tired, losing confidence, being stuck inside the house and feeling isolated which will all have very negative effects on your mood and your recovery.


Fully recovering from c section surgery may take many months, and it usually takes about four to six weeks for a c-section surface incision to heal properly.


‘The Essential Guide To Exercising After A Caesarean’ is a comprehensive guide designed for women who have just had a c-section which teaches essential exercises after c-section that are safe and effective for assisting a full and complete c section recovery