Speeding up Recovery After Childbirth with Postpartum Exercises

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a heavy toll of your body. Mind you, so many changes internally and externally had taken place in the past nine months. You have also suffered many problems triggered by these hormonal and physical changes. And adding to all these are the laborious process of labor and childbirth which leaves your mind and body exhausted.

Though the sight of your newborn is enough for you to forget all these things, you can become an active, responsive, and responsible mom only when you recover fully after delivery. The speedier your postpartum recovery is, the more sooner you can attend to your baby’s needs and demands. To speed up the recovery process, you may try some of these postpartum exercises. The following exercises will not only help you to gain speedy recovery after childbirth but assist you in getting back to shape.

Before starting any of these exercises, you have to first take your physician’s consent. This is even more important if you have delivered via C-section. Your body is still delicate and you should give some time before you start exercising. A buffer period of six weeks post delivery is usually recommended before you can take up any form of postpartum exercises.

Kegel exercises are a must for women who had ovarian delivery. Your pelvic muscles have taken a huge toll during the birthing process and these exercises and you become susceptible to incontinence. Kegel exercises are specially designed to improve your ability to hold urine.

Walking is another exercise which is recommended both during pregnancy and after childbirth. Walking is the simplest of exercises but gives you ample benefits. It keeps you fit and healthy mentally and physically. Moreover, it burns calories and will help you to regain your pre-pregnancy figure. When your baby turns few months old, you can even take out your baby with you during one of those evening strolls at your local park.

When you start any of these exercises, first glow slow and increase the tempo or frequency gradually. If at any stage you feel uncomfortable executing these exercises, go slow. If the problems persist, don’t hesitate in consulting a doctor.