When is it safe to start exercising after giving birth?
Even though you may be feeling great, it’s best to avoid overexerting yourself after giving birth. Most people generally need six to eight weeks to recover from childbirth, but for people who had an uncomplicated birth, gentle exercises can begin soon after delivery. Also, the type and intensity of exercises you can do after a vaginal delivery depend primarily on your activity level during pregnancy. After talking to your midwife or doctor, it’s perfectly fine to start exercising once you feel ready.
In any case, the beginning should be gradual. There are many safe postpartum exercises that you can start doing almost immediately after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. Remember to contact your health care provider about the best strategy for you.