It can be daunting returning to exercise after pregnancy and c-section. Your body may feel very different from when you exercised pre pregnancy; you may be nervous about returning to your old exercise routine - whether it's HIIT, running, swimming or something else entirely.
You may have no particular issues or symptoms after your c-section, but it's still a great idea to do a postnatal exercise programme after birth. Post natal programmes are gentle on the pelvic floor and focus on strengthening the core muscles in preparation for more intense exercise.
If you have new pain issues post c-section, problems with your scar, incontinence, diastasis, or you just lack confidence in knowing whether your body is ready for your usual exercise choice, then I'd strongly recommend a check up with a women's health physio.
If you are struggling to find one locally, please get in touch and I will try and help you find one.
Claire is a women's health and sports Physiotherapist. She is the owner of Spring Physio and is based in East Sussex.