Exercise After C
Section - Get It Wrong And Kiss Your Flat Stomach Goodbye!
Exercise after c section will be one of the furthest things from your mind if you have just given birth, but
neglecting this essential part of c section recovery will slow down the healing process and
virtually eliminate your potential to
ever have a flat stomach again.
The temptation for many new moms wanting to quickly lose pregnancy weight is to
start straight away and do as much as they can physically do, but this has a number of potentially serious
Being tired all the time. If you
have just had a c section, you are actually convalescing from major surgery, so you simply won’t be able to do what
you could have done even just a few weeks ago. If you try to do too
much, you will just end up feeling tired and emotional and
unable to cope with even the simplest of challenges.
Tearing your scar. Essentially your
skin is trying to knit itself together over the wound, two edges joined either by staples or stitches. If you
attempt to do any sort of exercise after c section that means you need to stretch or twist in any way then you will be
constantly pulling both sides
apart. This will
mean your scar takes much longer to heal and may lead to a greater build up of scar tissue, leaving you with
a deep ridge instead of a flat line which is barely noticeable in a few weeks.
Doing the wrong things. For most
new moms the biggest area of concern will be the stomach, and what do most people do when they want to flatten
their stomach, that’s right you’ve guessed it – sit
Now whilst you may have more sense than to attempt doing sit ups during the early
stages of your c section recovery, there are a number of stomach tightening or pelvic tilting exercises that you can do and are in
fact absolutely vital to do virtually straight after giving birth.
In fact it's no exaggeration to say that not doing these stomach tightening exercises regularly in the early stages could result in a rounded and bulbous tummy, with no shape or
definition that’s yours, not just for the next few weeks, but for the rest of your life.
Any form of exercise after c
section other than simply walking and specific, safe tummy
tightening exercises should be avoided until at least your post pregnancy check up, but even then you will need to
decide yourself if you feel up to it or not.
Being active and regularly doing your pelvic
tilting and pelvic floor exercises will dramatically improve your c section recovery time and enable your to start
becoming more active much quicker.
‘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 exercise after c
section that is safe and effective for assisting a full and
complete recovery. Click here to find out more - exercise after c section.