Don’t be in a rush to get back to exercise post-baby.
Post-natal healing can roughly take around 1 year to complete once baby is out. However, in saying that, exercise has many great benefits: helps with mood, reduces risk for post-natal depression, great for cardiovascular fitness, great for loading the bones and great for baby too!
Did I mention how great it was?
Before getting back into it, some things to consider.
Everyone is different- listen to your body.
Get the green light from the Gynacologist before you start.
See a Physiotherapist specialising in Women’s Health for a post-natal assessment. Click here to find out more about this.
Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Exercise in the cooler parts of the day
Smart small and work it into your day
Below I’ve summarised the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines. Note: EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. YES I AM SHOUTING. I cannot emphasis this enough.
To book an appointment with a Physiotherapist specialising in Women’s Health, call 8721 9972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.