Are you motivated to restore your core after childbirth? Before you start an exercise program do this post-natal self-check:
Post-natal self-check (PDF document)
If any of the above problems occur, see a physiotherapist for a complete assessment of your abdominal and/or pelvic floor muscles before beginning to exercise.
Below, are some general exercise guidelines for the first 6 weeks:
- Restoring your core after vaginal delivery (PDF document)
- Restoring your core after caesarian section (PDF document)
Disclaimer: The exercise guidelines are not intended to replace advice provided by your healthcare professional. Please consult with your healthcare professional to see if these exercises are right for you.