Daily Health Tips: How Soon After A C-Section Should I Start Exercises?

Q: Hi doc, when is good time to start exercising after giving birth through CS section?

A: Hallos! Thanks for writing in.

Now, if you had a baby through Caesarian Section, the challenge is in ensuring that you are not putting undue strain on your stitches. And so it is important to maintain the right posture and be sure to support the incision site when coughing or laughing, keep things within reach so you don’t have to bend/twist unduly hen reaching for things, drink sufficient fluids. You will be given pain relief when leaving the hospital. Ensure that you take these medications. If the pain becomes excessive, the incision site looks red and leaks fluid or you develop a high temperature, please see your doctor immediately.

As to when to start exercising, it would be when you feel up to it. However, you have to start small and be sure that your doctor gives the all clear. Kaffy the dancer who was on the first season of my show said she started her exercise 2 weeks after she put to bed through a C-section! Okay, that was Kaffy…not necessarily you! 😀

Before your six weeks post-natal appointment, you may find that you are up to some pelvi floor exercises. Try some pelvic floor exercises. Locate the muscle that helps you hold urine. Then try contracting and releasing it for 5 to 10 seconds and increase gradually.

You can also try lying flat on the floor with knees bended. Tighten your abdominal muscles by pulling your belly button in and then also squeeze your pelvic floor muscles together at the same time.
Don’t forget that gentle walks are also a great means of exercise as soon as you feel up to it.

After your 6th week check when your doctor gives the all clear, you can start with other moderate intensity exercises under his/her advice and instruction.

Remember that diet is also an important part of this process. Eat healthy. For more on this subject, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/09/10/daily-health-tips-how-do-i-lose-my-tummy-bulge-after-having-a-c-section-girdle-vs-healthy-lifestyle/

I hope y’all had a great day. If you’re in Nigeria, how are you coping with the petrol scarcity??? :O It’s simply mind boggling…the sheer scale of this scarcity!

Have an awesome evening, y’all 😀

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1 Response to Daily Health Tips: How Soon After A C-Section Should I Start Exercises?

  1. Emmanuel okon says:

    The fuel scarcity was a sabotage frm d marketers making life unbearable for the citizenry, they should br b probed if found guilty they should b made to face d music.


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