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Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition

Exercise

Exercise helps you feel good and helps your body get back to its prepregnancy shape. In general, you can start exercising 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. But check with your doctor before you start exercising, especially if you had a cesarean birth (C-section).

  • Start daily exercise after 4 to 6 weeks, but rest when you feel tired.
  • Try to exercise regularly. Get outside, take walks, or keep your blood moving with your favorite workout.
  • Learn exercises to tone your belly.
  • Do Kegel exercises to regain strength in your pelvic muscles. You can do these exercises while you stand or sit.
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Last Updated: November 02, 2011
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