Most physicians recommend that you wait until your 6-week postpartum appointment before giving the green light to begin exercising.
“It was a complete shock to me the amount of fluid you retain in the weeks after the c-section.
This felt beyond unfair.” And, don’t make the mistake of comparing yourself with Hollywood moms.
The crazy diets and strenuous exercise routines they often dive into after giving birth are not recommended by most doctors.
Now that you have your sights set on the finish line, make sure that you are ready to head out of the starting gate.
On the other hand, a c-section is major surgery, so recovery time and what you can do will take a little more patience.
“After a c-section, most moms are off of their pain meds and doing pretty well by their 2-week post-op appointment,” advises Gina Dado, MD, an OB/GYN with Arizona OBGYN Affiliates, Paradise Valley Branch in Scottsdale, AZ.“Not until 6 weeks post c-section will they be off of all restrictions and can resume exercise and intercourse.Been through a c-section and frustrated about getting back into your pre-pregnancy jeans?Compared to mommies who have had their babies vaginally, if you’ve endured a cesarean section you may be faced with more of a challenge when it comes to shedding the baby weight.So, before you throw in the towel, check out expert insight about your postpartum body and first-hand advice from real moms post-c-section.Michelle Maffei After going through a cesarean section, be aware that your body went through a different experience than the mom who gave birth vaginally, which means you recovery will be different. ”For me the biggest hurdle of recovery was the extra weight gain following the surgery,” shares Kira Kroboth, new mom from Raleigh, NC.