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Exercise Guide

Considerations for new mums

After pregnancy, you’re probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump into your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account:

1. Start small and slow
2. Monitor your bleeding or better yet wait for it to stop
3. Monitor your pelvic floor
4. Check if you have diastasis recti and repair it first
5. Allow your c-section incision heal (if you had one)
6. Be aware of wobbly joints as the prenatal hormone Relaxin is still within your system for 8 weeks postpartum
7. Always stay hydrated
8. Rest, rest and rest
9. Stop if you feel any pain and, if in doubt, call your GP or nurse