Cesarean section delivery
Since the 1990s, rates of cesarean section deliveries have been steadily increasing around the world. In 2018, 21% of all births were delivered by C-section, according to data collected from 169 countries. In North America, more than 30% of all births are C-section deliveries.
As common as cesarean sections have become, the procedure is still major surgery and should be regarded as such. Like all other major surgeries, it takes weeks for proper recovery and healing after a C-section.
Exercise after C-section delivery usually needs to be postponed for longer than after a vaginal delivery. It’s also important not to push yourself too hard after a C-section: doing so can elevate the risk of infection and other complications that can prolong your recovery.