Pregnancy

Exercise After C-Section

You need extra attention and care after the birth of your child if you had a Caesarean section (or C-section). Give some time for your body to heal. Rest as much as you can for at least six weeks. Avoid lifting anything heavier than your baby. After six weeks, go for a medical checkup to make sure your body has healed correctly. If the doctor gives you permission to exercise, then here are some exercises that can help develop your abdomen musclesback after a C-section.

Exercise 1:

Lie flat on the floor and bend your legs with the knees pointing upwards, keeping your feet flat on the floor. Keep your hands under your head and inhale to the maximum you can. Slowly lift your head, exhale and come back to your original posture. Rest, repeat 25 to 30 times. Increase the repetitions if you feel stronger.

Exercise 2:

Lie on your back and bring your knees up to a 90 degree angle, so your knees are pointing upwards and your thighs are up, butthe rest of your legs are parallel to the floor. Put your hands behind your head with your elbows pointing to the side. Take a deep breath and exhale, lifting the bottom part of the body off the floor. Come back to the original position gently and rest before repeating the exercise. Do 8 to 12 times, increase if you feel stronger.

Exercise-3:

Lie on your back and put your hands behind your head. Bend your legs with your knees pointing upwards, keeping your feet flat on the floor. Bend and lift at your mid-waist, touching your right knee with your left elbow. Try not to move your legs during this exercise. Rest, then repeat but this time touch your left knee with your right elbow. Start with 20 repetitions but slowly increase the count to 25.

Exercise-4:

Lie flat on the floor and place a pillow on your abdomen. Bend your legs with knees pointing upward and your feet flat on the floor. Take a deep breath then try to lift the pillow to the maximum height you can. Now exhale gently, get back to the starting position and rest for 2 to 3 seconds. Do this exercise 10 times every day and increase the repetition by 1 time everyday.

Always make sure that you are comfortable while doing these exercises.  Stop immediately if there is any pain and see your doctor to avoid further complications.

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