If you have had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery it is generally safe to start completing some light exercise 1-2 days after the birth. This would include gentle walking, gentle abdominal exercises and pelvic floor exercises. If you are unsure as to how to complete these it is best to seek advice from a specialised Women’s Health Physiotherapist. When you have stopped bleeding you can also try a gentle swim.

If you have had a complicated birth or a C-section talk to your Obstetrician/Gynae or Women’s Health Physiotherapist about when to commence an exercise program. This is normally around the 6-8 week mark.