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When can I start exercising after giving birth?

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So, you've welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, and now you're itching to get back into your pre-baby fitness routine, am I right? Trust me, I've been there... three times in fact!

But before you lace up those trainers, let's talk about when it's safe to start exercising after giving birth.

First things first, let's get real about postpartum recovery. Your body just went through a marathon, and it deserves some serious rest and recuperation. The first few weeks after delivery is the time to prioritise your recovery above all else.

If you had a straightforward vaginal delivery, most healthcare providers recommend waiting until your six-week postpartum checkup before beginning exercise. This gives your body time to heal, and let's be honest, those first few weeks are all about snuggles and adjusting to your new normal anyway.

But what if you had a c-section or ran into some complications during childbirth? Well, your timeline might look a little different. Your healthcare provider may advise waiting a bit longer before starting any exercise regimen. It's essential to follow their guidance and wait until you receive the green light to begin exercising.

Once you've been given the green light to get moving, ease back into it! Start with gentle exercises that support your postpartum body, like walking, stretching, or some light yoga. And guess what? You can incorporate these into your daily routine, whether it's a walk around the park with the sling or a quick stretch during nap time.

Oh, and here's a pro tip: Join a local class like BabyBeats... not only will you get to bond with your little one, but you'll also meet other new mums who are on the same journey as you. Plus, having a supportive community can make all the difference when it comes to staying motivated and accountable.

Remember, there's no rush and there is no such things as "bouncing back" after baby, your body has changed, embrace the new improved you.

Your body will thank you for taking it slow and steady.

You've got this!