When beginning an exercise routine after your pregnancy, it is extremely important that you take it very slowly. Your body is still recovering from the ordeal it just went through. Do not start exercising until you feel steady again. Many women wait until after their six week postpartum checkup to start exercising again, but if you are feeling ready before then, you may be able to start sooner. Be sure to talk it over with your health care provider before starting any exercise routine. Here are a few very easy post pregnancy exercises.
Pelvic Floor Strengthener
- Lie down on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor
- Tighten the muscles of your vagina as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine when going to the bathroom
- Hold for a count of 5, then release
This exercise is great for improving circulation in your pelvic region, as well as keeping your vaginal canal in good shape. Tip: Get into the habit of performing this exercise while feeding your new baby.