- It is important to note that everyone will recover at different rates so listen to your body
- Start with gentle exercise as soon as you are able.
- The current recommendations in the UK are to aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week, with resistance exercise (muscle strengthening) twice a week.
- It is important that you stick to low-impact exercise for the first 3 months after birth.
- If you wish to return to running or other high-impact exercise it is recommended that you return between 3-6 months at the earliest
When to seek help?
If you return to exercise and notice any of the symptoms below, please reduce the intensity of your exercise and contact your GP to be referred to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy or use the self-referral form.
- Heaviness/dragging sensation in the pelvic area
- Urinary incontinence (leaking wee) or faecal incontinence (leaking poo)
- Pendular/bulging abdomen or noticeable gap along the midline of your stomach
- Worsening pelvic or lower back pain
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